CNN’s Taste for Instant Coffee (and the Left)

Just add George Soros, stir and enjoy! Instant Coffee Party

Did you ever wonder how the obscure Tea-Party-take-off “Coffee Party” suddenly had it’s own professional website and a hundred thousand facebook fans? Yeah. Neither did CNN. Whereas CNN couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge the burgeoning Tea Party gatherings of family people concerned over taxes and ever-intrusive federal government until they sent a rabid correspondent out to accost a man and his small child at one of the larger protests, the news network is right on the forefront of the “Coffee-Party Kick-off” happening today.

And in case you’re interested in getting involved, CNN directs you to the Coffee Party’s website where you can search for events near you. Marvelous! The only thing missing is the mawkish press coverage. But wait! CNN has you covered! If you go to the CNN webpage, you will find a delightfully picturesque lead image of concerned activists laughing over fashionably over-sized coffee cups and empty wine glasses in some manner of trendy restaurant where they’re candidly discussing their “kinder, gentler” cause. “We just want to discuss our differences over a cup of coffee” is their message. Quite the alternative to the backwoods, racist tea-baggers, as CNN’s Anderson Cooper refers to them.

Per usual, blogs do the research CNN isn’t interested in doing. A number of sites, including Newsbusters, exposed that the frustrated Coffee Party founder, Annabel Park was a volunteer for Obama’s presidential campaign and “an organizer and operator of the United for Obama video channel on YouTube.” CNN now haphazardly discloses this at the end of their fawning reports on the otherwise spontaneous, nonpartisan origins of the movement.

CNN also unfailingly perpetuates the narrative that the group is “100% grassroots” throughout their coverage. They, apparently, think there’s nothing at all odd about the “movement,” which they report began a mere six weeks ago, having a professional website with ads for coffee makers and sweet Coffee Party merchandise, and over a hundred thousand facebook friends and conducting a centrally organized event in this short amount of time. What could be more organic? But in fact, it looks like the Coffee Party has serious connections to serious Obama backers, namely, the George Soros funded, Open Society Institute. As American Thinker reports:

The contribution landing page for the Coffee Party says that it partners with, a 501(c)(3) organization, meaning contributions to the latter are tax-deductible…The About Page for states that it gets funding from Open Society Institute, George Soros’s organization.

But it’s still a completely grassroots organic movement, you see. At least you would think so, if you got your news from CNN.

  • JasmineT

    The merchandise is a no brainer. Our PTA sent Cafe' Press our logo and we have a link to their site. People order whatever thay want from our landing page and it's made up and sent out with our logo, We incur no cost, and make a small profit on each order. We also built a website using templates from Template Monster. It took all of three days to set it up and get 10 pages up. All on volunteer work. We also have googleads and links to to encourage people to buy their books. We get a kickback on that too.

  • JasmineT

    On the other hand, those fancy painted busses that trotted all of the "Tea partier's" to Washington were provided by Dick Armey's FreedomWorks, which is largely financed by the Koch family, and other large corporations. (Hmmmm, a grassroots organization funded by big oil and gas as well as PHARMA) Every vacuum needs to be filled.
    Smaller government means the corporations and their boards of directors will make decisions for us rather than people WE elect to represent us. Bush intentionally put in people like Michael Brown with his inept handling of Katrina to make people believe that government dosen't work. The current administration is trying to replace all of the inept people Bush put in, but your Republican representatives are lockstep trying to block all appointments of actually competent people, because they still want to try and prove that government doesn't work, but it really would work better if we actually put competent people in government.

  • JasmineT

    Oh yeah, the government grew larger under Bush, and they quit cross checking Social Security numbers to enable employers to easily hire illegals to take our jobs for lower pay. The Medicare drug deal was a huge giveaway to corporations at our expense. Two wars on borrowed money and two huge tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans under reconcilliation which were not paid for but created a large part of our debt. I do believe it's up tyo WE THE PEOPLE to turn our country around. The eagle of liberty needs both a left and right wing to fly straight, lose one wing, and it'll spiral to the ground and crash.