The Tea Party has been scrutinized relentlessly by the media - They are portrayed as racists and extremists - They are constantly asked rather then about their positions to denounce racism, which has nothing to do with their small government agenda, to divert attention from their small government agenda and put them on the defensive - Supporters prior positions are scrutinized and an explanation demanded for any position in the past which could possibly be counter to the movement no matter how long ago - Any term they use which could be twisted and exaggerated to have a possible violent use no matter how obviously it wasn't meant that way is assumed to have been meant that way, while similar terms used against them are fine. - The media constantly repeat they will hand Democrats elections no matter how badly the Democrat trails in the polls. OWS was met by the Media with popping Champagne corks. First of all, the OWS is already represented completely in congress by the Democratic Party. And those of you who still cling to the desperate and ridiculous belief that the media's not flamingly liberal in this country and completely in bed with the Democratic party would deny the sky is blue if it meant electing a Democrat.