In the minds of the Left and their cheerleaders in the mainstream media, Tuesday's recall elections in Wisconsin were "supposed to be... the end of the Tea Party." It was a "$30 million investment by the Left" and it completely tanked, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell argued on the August 12 edition of Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."
"So what was the coverage of their failure?" Bozell asked, answering, "CBS, one story. The totality of NBC: 45 seconds. ABC? Nothing!"
By contrast, earlier this year the media hyped the Wisconsin protests and the potential setback to Badger State's GOP. News anchors also compared the mass protests in the streets of liberal Madison, Wisconsin, with the pro-democracy demonstrations in the "Arab Spring" demonstrations in the Middle East.