Decaffeinated Coffee Party Convention Fizzles Out to Almost No Media Acclaim
What little coverage the supposedly 350 people attending the Coffee Party convention received seems to have been pretty much limited to local media such as the Louisville Courier whose article could do little to hide the navel-gazing aspects of this "movement" moving nowhere:
The Coffee Party USA — which was founded on Facebook and is holding its first national convention in Louisville this weekend — bills itself as a more thoughtful and reasoned alternative to the tea party.
Saturday night the organization held a panel discussion, part of its three-day “Restoring American Democracy” convention, that included bloggers, college professors and communications strategists talking about what they can do to make politics more inclusive. They also discussed how to draw more disenfranchised voters back into the democratic process.
Essentially discussing the lint buildup in their own navels which is why the eternally self-analytical Coffee Party never went beyond the stage of a glorified political group therapy session. However, if you read the news coverage just a few months ago, you would have thought the Coffee Party was a huge dynamic movement that was sweeping the nation. Who were the perpetrators of this myth? There were many but let us focus on just one of them.
Steve Tuttle of Newsweek! Are you out there? Front and center so we can refresh your memory with the absurd report you filed in April about the "200,000" members of the "dynamic" Coffee Party: