Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC (9/19/11):
Or, if you prefer reading:
But last week when Wolf Blitzer and CNN had that debate, the CNN/Tea Party Express debate, and Wolf sat there and called them his partners–I just thought, this was amazing, because would you ever see the CNN nurses union debate or the CNN teachers union debate? Because I think there are a few more teachers and nurses in this country than there are members of the Tea Party.
But we'll never see that in the mainstream media. And liberal organizations which have many more members just don't get the attention. A thousand people arrested in front of the White House a couple of weeks ago on the tar sands environmental issue — hardly any coverage of this.
Can you imagine if 1,000 Tea Party members had been arrested in front of the White House? It would be at the top of every news story.
People are down on Wall Street right now, holding a sit-in and a camp- in down there–virtually no news about this protest.
This goes on with liberals and the left all of the time, and it gets ignored. And, fortunately, there are shows like yours and others who aren't ignoring it. It doesn't mean it isn't happening, and it will continue to happen.