On Saturday's program we had several callers who desperately wanted me to accept that last week's Tea Parties were part of a mass movement drenched in spontaneity and genuine outrage when they were - as I pointed out - little more than Made for TV political theater. The primary culprit was FOX News and their Conservative cheerleaders/anchors, who know how to play on the passions of their viewers.
This David Carr piece from the NY Times tells us that the Tea Parties were the product of an on-going cable news ratings war. I'm not sure that this is what drove FOX News to push the event, since they are decidely biased and will never support President Obama, but there is a bit of truth to Carr's argument. You can check out the entire article here.