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“A ‘Real’ Grass Roots Movement”

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Saturday’s welcome home gathering in Madison, Wisconsin was the ‘real’ thing!

Ostensibly overshadowed by the events in Japan, uncovered by a weak media, more than 100,000 Americans gathered in Madison, Wisconsin  a week ago to welcome the 14 heroic Democrat Senators home.

Granted, the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear uncertainty in Japan was front page news—the heart-wrenching devastation deserving extensive coverage—but the return home in Wisconsin was equally important to our politics here in the United States.

Something was happening in Wisconsin that is important to the discourse in this country. And, as usual, the overall media failed in its job.

Far larger and more ‘real’ than the ‘Tea Party’ events, the welcome home demonstration received far less coverage than the ‘manufactured’ tea party gatherings.

Why is that?

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