Skip to comments.NY Times Gives Tax Day Tea Parties the Kiss-off
Posted on 04/17/2009 10:31:02 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
It was predictable that The New York Times would take one of two approaches to the nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties on April 15 ignore them completely or downplay them. It chose the latter.
In a story yesterday, it tried to portray the phenomenon as a partisan project, driven by conservative personalities at FOX and CNBC.
In reality, it was grassroots groups like American Family Association that had more to do with the largest anti-tax protests in U.S. history.
The Times listed a few of the smaller rallies, to make the Tea Parties seem piddling 200 rain-soaked participants in Philadelphia, 500 in Pensacola, 1,000 in Austin, 2,000 in Houston and, in Boston, a crowd of initially about 500 [that] grew throughout the day. Actually, it grew to over 2,000.
To date, Americans for Tax Reform has verified attendance at 242 Tax Day Tea Parties (combined attendance, nearly 300,000), out of as many as 750. They include: Atlanta (15,000), Sacramento and Overland Park, Kansas (10,000 each), Dayton and Nashville (7,500 each), Birmingham, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Meyers, Ft. Worth, Lansing, Madison, Oklahoma City, Olympia, Phoenix, Portland and St. Louis (5,000 each). In another 80 cities, the turnout was anywhere from 4,000 to 1,000.
Besides leaving the impression that the Tea Parties were modest affairs, The Times chose the two silliest photos it could find to illustrate the article one of a boy wearing an Indian war bonnet, holding a sign that said Stay Out of My Piggy Bank (another dressed like Uncle Sam was in the foreground) and a woman whose head appeared to be almost entirely covered in tea bags. The not-so-subtle message: these were freakish affairs with a carnival atmosphere.
The New York Times loves taxes. It worships at the shrine of big government. The paper actually believes ordinary people enjoy paying taxes, and tax protests consist of a few chronic malcontents and right-wing extremists.
We hope The New York Times continues to underestimate the rage boiling in Middle America right through Election Day, 2010.
There are no Tea Parties. No one is protesting Barack Obama. The American people support President Obama 100%. Tea Party protestors are radical right-wing extremists who are considered very dangerous.
And I’ll do it again on Independence Day!! Woo hoo!!
Just more crap from the dedicated propaganda arm of America’s radical socialist party.
They can downplay this all they want, that idiot president 0 got the hell out of the country. July the Fourth is next 0 may want to go to Mecca or Iran for this one.
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” - Mahatma Ghandi
In Mountain Home, Arkansas, a city of 11,000, the TEA party was generated and managed by an eighteen year old man! A Republican, or course. Over 1,000 person showed up
Hope the NY Times get this right!
Economic pressure against the owners of Leftist media will work. Remember, GE owns NBC. Stop supporting those who are overthrowing our government, lifestyles, religions, freedoms. THINK BEFORE YOU BUY!
Worth repeating! If a guy in a bathrobe and sandals can do it, so can we!!!
Here in San Antonio local news reported attendance at the Alamo Tea Party as 10,000 to 15,000 depending which station one was watching.
They are no long part of the mainstream media.
They are part of the SRM, State Run Media....boycott them and let em go bellyup....or let obongo bail em out so he can control them even more....they have NO credibility as a news organization. This a$$-wipe libs can poke fun and downplay these meetings all they want, but they do so at THEIR own peril.
The NY Times is bleeding red ink everything especially at their Boston Globe sister paper. The sooner it dies the better. Millions of trees will be saved and the NYT huge carbon footprint will cease to exist.
Awesome! 18 year old young man.
Portland, OR. two news stations made one minute announcements of the tea party. the local paper.. Nada.
I will never buy any GE appliances, light bulbs or any other products in the future. Never watch their networks or go to Universal.
How does a single person boycott a giant like GE? I figured it out last week. Do I buy THIS made by GE or THAT made by (I forget who)? Not a lot of $$$$. I bought the OTHER one to avoid GE. No big deal, but I did smile.
I don’t think that outfits like GE, or anyone else, realize that the successful boycott is successful because ONE individual decides “NO”. One at a time.
New York Times Co. Threatens To Shut Down Boston Globe
i checked cnn.com yesterday and there wasn’t 1 story about the tea parties that i could find.....
Every time I see a reference to Election Day 2010 (when Americans will "rise up" against O'BamBam), I get a very uneasy feeling in my stomach. As in, I don't think there will be one. Oh, people will line up and mark ballots. There will be great suspense among the talking heads as to what will happen. But I can't help but feel that the Left, ACORN, and the media have already written the ending. Who or what is to stop them? No MSM will give a rat's ass what kind of tactics are used; nothing "amiss" will be acknowledged. It'll be like watching the "election" of Castro.
Do I need a tinfoil hat? Does anyone else believe the mechanisms of fair elections are being destroyed to this very end?
Judging from the plummeting stock price of the NYT, a lot of parties are giving the NYT the Kiss-off.
I think it’d be MUCH more powerful if, on Independence Day, each state had ONE gathering (more for the larger states). This would concentrate the numbers and send an even stronger message.
“We hope The New York Times continues to underestimate the rage boiling in Middle America right through Election Day, 2010.”
HA!! If it even survives that long.
“2,000 in Houston, according to the NYT???”
I was there ya stupid jack a$$es...
There was more than 5000, but I can understand if everyone at the NYT’s is mathmatically challenged...
I am actually glad that the opposition is ignoring and downplaying this...I hope this disrespect we knew they were going to do after all is said and done is going to make for an interesting turn out in the next election cycle...
I thought the NYT went out of business. I guess I’m getting ahead of myself there.
Let's say you are right. Let's say Acorn and other fraud vote suppliers win out. The rage is still there, middle America is still pi**ed, do you think that will change with another stolen election(s)? There is another alternative and that one will be the only option if free elections are stopped in this country do to voter fraud.
Let me ask. If the liberal rats were tea’d off at a conservative newspaper, what would they do? You betcha they would storm the building, destroy the printing equipment, break out all the windows and probably attack the people working there. Now, why don’t we do that? Because conservatives are good, honest working people who just want to be left alone to pursue their dreams. They live my moral laws that prevent them from being destructive and mean. They do, however, have their limits.
Please send that picute and caption to all the newspapers and liberal media. It fits them to a “t”.
It is hard for me to evaluate the meaning of TEA parties. I tend to hope they are a sign or symptom of a coming revolution. Forty years of sedition, treason, baby murder, blasphemy, sodomy, drugs, pornography and discrimination by the government, the media and Hollywood must come to an end. Hopefully, the end will come through fair elections removing the degenerates that have been elected to office, the bankruptcy of rejected media corporations and the loss of celebrity status for leftist “stars.” Time will tell.
I made that same suggestion. I suggested at each state capitol building or DC. Even if going on a vaction, one could stop by the closest one, or the state they were visiting. This is way too important to allow these idiots to ignore. They also need to know why we are really mad. Taxes are a symptom of the disease. Please view this 10 minute video. Many people are furious, but can’t put their finger on why, exactly. The last couple minutes of this video are chilling in reminding us the danger of not knowing history, we are repeating it right now. Every kid in the country needs to see this video as they don’t teach this in school anymore. Pass it on if you agree with it, especially to your tea party organizers. The video is well worth the time to view!
See the video link I posted just below your post. I too, know these tax protests are not really about the taxes, they are about seeing our government slip away. Ben Franklin said They gave us a Republic, if we can hang on to it.
I think the Americans who came out on the 15th all know this is happening, but can’t quite put their finger on it. View this video. Pass it on. This is why they are mad, we need to get better at articulating it.
Both of our speakers were twenty-somethings that the four of us housewives decided to have speak at our event in Santa Barbara. We had no backing from anyone and we deliberately did not invite any politicians to speak. We just asked two nice young men we knew to say what they were worried about. We also brought different people up to the microphone to say why they were there. We also had a couple of young musicians play protest music.
Anyone see any of the pictures they ran?
Very good video, thanks!
Escondido Tea Party Tax Revolt, April 15th, 2009.
Mountain Home is one my favorite towns, wish I was there.
USA Today, of course, ignored them completely. Nothing but Obama’s mouthpiece. I wish motels and hotels would stop carrying them so they could fade into oblivion as they should.
Outstanding link! Thank you.
I think when God starts judging America, he should first destroy the Times and the MSM.
The hell with the NYT and Barry Soetero, we have only just begun.
I ain’t wasting anymore tea on these scumbags.
I went to the tea party here in Indy, and I will go again.
You’re describing the last presidential election perfectly. The next one will be the same.
The question is, what are we going to do about it?
No Big deal, The NYT doesn’t have a News arm anymore anyway. They are irrelevant.
Hmmm, we're at stage two. Up next .....
Stand by for SWAT raiding parties!