CBS Online Editor Refers to Town Hall Protesters as 'Teabaggers'

Why does CBS employ as one of its online editors a blogger who refers to town hall meeting protesters as "teabaggers?"

For those that have chosen to block it out, teabagging is a sexual reference unsuitable for further explanation here.

Yet, Charles Cooper, an editor for, wrote the following headline at his Coop's Corner blog Thursday (h/t and image courtesy Doug Ross):


Teabaggers Shout Down Tampa Bay Town Hall

As Ross perfectly stated, "It really has come down to this: the Democrats, the unions and the mainstream media (call those interchangeable parts the tax-takers) have aligned themselves against the taxpayers."

Most right-thinking people believed the media hit a new low last year by giving their  obvious support to Barack Obama while disgracefully trashing Sarah Palin and her family.

Yet, the way the press referred to Tea Party-goers in April, as well as town hall protesters now might actually be worse.

When so-called journalists attack common citizens for speaking out against government policies they don't agree with, something is seriously wrong in our nation.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.