Reader: Occupy Denver and the Tea Party have been misrepresented by the evil media

Kelsey Whipple's post about the recent Occupy Denver rally against police violence prompted not one but two posts from a reader who thinks the media is part of a conspiracy to misrepresent not only the Occupy movement, but the Tea Party as well. Here's his argument that these seemingly strange bedfellows have both been done wrong.

Grim Reapper writes:

The movement is based on good ideas. The EVIL media and their corporate sponsors have made the movement become one for flakes and nuts. Thus making the everyday person feel that they aren't part of it, when in reality its for them! Wake up people the GOVT is attacking you in the form of the Media. Everything you hear on TV, is blended for you to hear wht they want you to hear. Take the Red pill from Morpheous...It will set you free!

In a second post, the Grim Reapper writes:

Think about it. The Tea Party? What have they trained you to feel about them? In this case the Media not only took them over, but they also changed their message. Now thats power. When you can take a movement, mid flight, corrupt its message, and then make everyone not realize it has happened...they are pure evil. "Social re-engineering"....what a concept, to take a society and make them believe what is actually bad for them is actually good! Now lets look at the Minutemen on the TX border. A group of Sr Citizens watching illegals from lawn chairs with bioculars! You would have thought they were an angry group of rebels, hungry for blood! Instead they are actually the geriatric crowd just phoning in complaints about illegal crossings! We are all being duped by our GOVT, and there controlled Media. People that speak out are squashed, and they make us feel good about it. Like man we sure need to get those guys! Its all lies, and it started when we were little, they have gotten better and more ruthless as time has gone by. We all live in a time where they have become experts at illusion and misleading the public. Welcome to the Matrix.

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