(UPDATED) Founding Bloggers Exclusive! Our Footage Of The CNN Chicago Tea Party Throwdown

April 16, 2009

UPDATE II: We have posted an in-depth video report which examines the Chicago Tea Party from the inside out. It includes the video CNN has forbidden us to show to you. Check it out.

UPDATE: Obviously we hit a nerve with CNN because they forced YouTube to pull the video down, along with all of the comments people posted. Some other YouTuber (who we do not know and are not affiliated with) grabbed the clip before YouTube yanked it. That clip is embedded below.

At today’s Tea Party protest in Chicago, CNN’s Susan Roesgen found herself in some hot water with an angry crowd when she became belligerent with a protester.

CNN shut the segment down quickly, with a few editorial insults toward the Tea Partiers thrown in for good measure.

“I think you get the general tenor of this. It’s anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.”

Founding Bloggers was on the scene, and we have footage of the schooling Susan Roesgen received from angry attendees after she signed off.

Below is the corpse of the clip we uploaded to YouTube, that CNN had yanked.

Michelle Malkin has more.


BREAKING! Chicago Tax Day Tea Party Pictures!

FINAL UPDATE: Our original clip which CNN fraudulently forced YouTube to take down in a vain attempt to silence us, has been restored!! Click here to see the coverage CNN tried BUT FAILED to disappear.

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170 Responses to (UPDATED) Founding Bloggers Exclusive! Our Footage Of The CNN Chicago Tea Party Throwdown

  1. Again on April 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    And this is what you teabaggers are proud of?

    Holding your 2 year old while shouting the F* word at a reporter???


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  3. Wess Stewart on April 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    The next time around, people should bring foam bats and paintball guns.

    Maybe then the media will get it straight. Plus, I think the symbolism would be a bit more understandable for the idiot media reporters.

    But hey, I’m evil.

  4. sheena on April 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    That woman makes me sick! I cannot believe how she lies to the woman that just schooled her! What an embarrassment to CNN and to herself. She needs to get a good look around, so that means taking her head out of her anus…see what Main street’s all about.

  5. Individualist on April 21, 2009 at 12:31 am

    So let me see…..

    I guy explaining how Lincoln stood for Liberty is not fit for Family Viewing but crude jokes about “Teabagging” are ….

    Who’s the target audience… The Manson Family.

  6. Bill Smith on April 21, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Yet another imbecile who thinks Lincoln stood for liberty. Only someone “educated” in a government school would worship Lincoln.

  7. danielb on April 21, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Listen to this jerk in the first 10 seconds of the not-aired video. With his kid in his arms, shouting the f word at this lady. sheesh…nice face to put on your movement.

  8. birgit on April 21, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Divided we fall..

    We are dividedby so many artificial fractures , btw all created by those people
    who pull the strings of our gubermint.
    George Carlin called it what it is: We have owners…. nothing more.

    Do not watch this video if you are happy living a lie –
    cause you cannot handle the truth

  9. CJ on April 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I had to spend the day our TEA Party was happening taking my elderly father to doctor appointments. However, my daughter-in-law went to one with my 2 yr. old grandson, and this “right-wing extremist” grandma couldn’t have been prouder. Great job getting the truth out there.

  10. [...] Except that another upstart journalistic endeavor happened on the scene after CNN cameras stopped rolling, Founding Bloggers, a citizen journalist group, filmed Roesgen’s interaction with Tea Party-ers. They dismantled her arguments and not so gently pointed out either her ignorance or her bias. Founding Bloggers took the footage CNN wanted the world to see and added their footage from afterwards and put up a 4:48 segment on YouTube that CNN would rather no one in the world see. [...]

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  15. Mike on May 1, 2009 at 6:13 am

    I think that Susan did us all a service by her behavior.

    Most journalists would cover this story to give the same impression, but would keep their own mouths shut to maintain an appearance of impartiality.

    At least she is wearing her stance on her sleeve so that we can all plainly see the kind of bias and political opinion which is held in MSM newsrooms.

    Would she be comfortable with her actions if she was at conservative Fox, where the newsroom zeitgeist is much different than that of CNN? The response after “back to you” is not “why are you being such a bitch Susan?” It is an expression indicating her agreement that those crazy protesters are out of line.

    Anyone remember the coverage of a leftwing protest with the same tone that wasn’t on Fox?
    Nor do I.

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  17. Gateway Pundit on February 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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  19. Gateway Pundit on April 5, 2010 at 9:26 am

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  20. kma4real on April 15, 2010 at 12:45 am

    CNN is busy censoring their blogs today! I tried 4 times to post to an article they have on their site today about the Seagal sex lawsuit and they all went to moderation. They were factual, no profanity, NOTHING out of the ordinary but they conflicted with the sensationalism CNN put on the story to make Seagal look guilty. They included info on a web site that posted a video of the alleged victim wherein she brags about her ability to manipulate man and women into giving her anything she wants – said video thereby destroying her credibility and making Seagal appear to be telling the truth. They won’t post them. Then I made the error of saying they were sensoring my posts. Those posts went through but about 40 minutes later, they mysteriously disappeared. What is up with that? They are exempt from the Constitution and don’t have to allow us free speech? There was nothing wrong with any of my posts. Nothing illegal, inflammatory, vulgar, etc – just the simple truth – and they didn’t like it. This country is going to hell in a handbasket, our rights being slowly eroded away by crooked politicians and big money corporations.


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