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.....
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