There seems to be much outrage over CNN's and MSNBC's News hosts and guests referring to attendees of the Tea Parties as 'teabaggers'- 51 times in 13 minutes. At first look, it would appear that likening peaceful protesters to a faddish sex act is a travesty of journalism. However, a deeper, more thoughtful look at the simile shows it to be ultimately accurate.
What's All the Fuss About?
Although I was not able to attend a Tea Party in person, I supported and appreciated the effort. I, therefore, would be proud if anyone referred to me as a 'teabagger,' especially when they could never honestly refer to a liberal demonstrator or supporter as one.
The bottom line, the statement made, is that these journalists at least recognize that the Right HAS balls, while the Left does not.
I can live with that.
(Enlightenment inspired by disagreement with 'it & 'ette.)