Tea Parties: Is the Media Paying Attention?

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Until last year, the term "tea party" was primarily limited to school books and American history lessons.

But the recent economic recession brought a wave of concern about government spending, taxes, and other financial issues-- sparking a newfound interest in "tea parties."

One year ago, Feb. 19, CNBC Reporter Rick Santelli went on a rant against bailouts and government spending.

"We're thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July," he said. "All you capitalists that want to show up to Lake Michigan -- I'm going to start organizing."

And people did. Now, the Tea Party Movement has spread across the U.S. but is the popular grassroots phenomenon being portrayed correctly?

CBN News spoke with Julia Seymour of the Business and Media Institute about Tea Party coverage.  Click play to watch.

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