Biased Article in Dayton Daily News about Tea Party

T his Dayton Daily News article about last evening’s tea party in Courthouse Square couldn’t be more biased. Lynn Hulsey goes out of her way to make the tea party look small, racist and extreme.

This Dayton Daily News article about last evening’s tea party in Courthouse Square couldn’t be more biased. Lynn Hulsey goes out of her way to make the tea party look small, racist and extreme. One sentence illustrates much of the bias:

“The Dayton Tea Party rally on Courthouse Square brought out a predominantly white, older crowd of about 900 people.”

This statement is blatantly inaccurate. I estimated the crowd to be between 2,500 and 3,000 people. According to Dayton Tea Party founder Rob Scott, the Dayton police estimated 3,000 and TV, he didn’t say which station, reported 3,000. The bogus 900 number is clearly intended to make the tea party look small.

While the crowd was predominately white, what else would you expect in a town where most of the residents are white? Hulsey fails to mention that there were quite a few black people at the event and that the keynote speaker she quotes is black. The only reason she mentions race at all is to paint the tea party as racist.

And what does ‘older’ mean? There were quite a few young adults and many families with children at the event. How is that older? And why does it matter if it was older or not anyway?

Even the quotes selected by Hulsey were picked to make Cain seem like an extremist and make Obama appear moderate.

This kind of inaccurate, vague and ridiculously biased coverage is one of the main reasons the Dayton Daily News is a dying newspaper.

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Reach DCP freelance writer Mark Luedtke at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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