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AP Stereotypes Tea Party Race Demographics; Ignores Gallup Poll Showing Numbers in Line With Public
NewsBusters ^ | April 6, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/06/2010 5:36:48 PM PDT by Rufus2007

It's incredible to see how many ways the mainstream media are able to analyze and dissect the Tea Party movement phenomenon on a regular basis. But lately it has been en vogue to challenge this movement on merits of race - a popular ad hominem talking point for opponents of the movement.

However, the Associated Press, an organization known for its extensive fact checking of conservatives, took a look at the other side of racism in the Tea Party movement - the backlash against "black conservative Tea Party backers." An April 6, 2010 AP story by Valerie Bauman spelled out all the ways these black conservatives have been labeled by opponents - with curiously little or no outrage from the same members of the media quick to advertise alleged Tea Party protest indiscretions.

"They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values," Bauman wrote. "Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement-and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president."

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KEYWORDS: associatedpress; mediabias; racism; teaparty
It doesn't matter what the sign says, you're going to call it racism anyway.
1 posted on 04/06/2010 5:36:49 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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I figured the msm would ignore the Gallup poll. It does not fit their racist agenda.


2 posted on 04/06/2010 5:38:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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The left is trying its hardest to browbeat non-whites into staying on the plantation. The tea-party movement is about reasonable taxes and freedom which should resonate with those whose ancestors suffered under slavery.
3 posted on 04/06/2010 5:53:22 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Rufus2007

The white Obamanoids at the Ass. Press have to continue their “Americans are racists” rant in order to hold on to their privilege to play the race card.


4 posted on 04/06/2010 5:54:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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