This blog analysis will come from an article taken from Ground Report.
This story is about racism in the Tea Party movement. It's hard to determine if the story plays into the stereotype of the Tea Party being racist, as it really is a part of the media that is creating the stereotype.
The debate has been happening online as the party has become more prevalent over the last year. The article is questioning the validity of the claims, and where they come from.
The article uses both quotes and observation concerning the online forums, giving clear example for the examples of racism, as well as the examples of over-exaggerated reactions from the liberal left.
I talked with a friend of mine named Michael, who participates in these forums from the liberal point of view. He is a student at the university and has volunteered with the Democratic party over the last 7 years.
He said that what the report analyzed was not completely representative of the online forums, as they are usually not as heated and offensive as the article portrays. He also feels that the article is doing much more to create a stereotype of the online dialouge than it is of painting a clear picture of the racism issue.