By now it’s pretty obvious how the mainstream media under-covered and underreported the tax revolt TEA Parties on April 15. I’d expected as much in terms of national coverage but was surprised to see these liberal biases at the local level. I didn’t see much on the event on local TV and the hometown Baytown Sun gave about as much coverage on Friday to a gun law protest by 300 UT students in Austin as they did to the 500 citizens in there own city. While I would say that the students protest was newsworthy, the Baytown TEA Party was part of an historic national effort with terrific local participation by the most unlikely, motivated, and non-typical protesters you’re ever likely to come across. One would have expected much more coverage on the event from unbiased reporting.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.