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NY Times Gives Tax Day Tea Parties the Kiss-off
Boycott The New York Times ^ | April 17, 2009 | Don Feder

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.


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This is exactly why conservatives who are fed up with the constant liberal bias of the mainstream media need to unite! Boycotting The New York Times (which often sets the agenda for the rest of the media even though their stock is tanking), and contacting advertisers who support the liberal media, is a great way to start. You can sign a petition against The Times, find contact information for its top advertisers, and tell its news executives how you feel here: http://boycottnyt.com/take-action/
1 posted on 04/17/2009 10:31:03 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper

“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.”

2 posted on 04/17/2009 10:35:24 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: AIM Freeper
I'm just one guy, but...

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3 posted on 04/17/2009 10:35:33 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: AIM Freeper

4 posted on 04/17/2009 10:36:25 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: OnTheDress

And I’ll do it again on Independence Day!! Woo hoo!!


5 posted on 04/17/2009 10:38:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: AIM Freeper

Just more crap from the dedicated propaganda arm of America’s radical socialist party.


6 posted on 04/17/2009 10:38:27 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


7 posted on 04/17/2009 10:38:36 AM PDT by partyright
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To: partyright

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” - Mahatma Ghandi


8 posted on 04/17/2009 10:39:14 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: steve-b

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!


9 posted on 04/17/2009 10:39:57 AM PDT by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: AIM Freeper
and contacting advertisers who support the liberal media, is a great way to start.

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!

10 posted on 04/17/2009 10:46:22 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: mvpel
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” - Mahatma Ghandi

Worth repeating! If a guy in a bathrobe and sandals can do it, so can we!!!

11 posted on 04/17/2009 10:47:42 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


12 posted on 04/17/2009 10:48:47 AM PDT by Afisra
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


13 posted on 04/17/2009 10:50:39 AM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


14 posted on 04/17/2009 10:51:06 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: supermop

Awesome! 18 year old young man.


15 posted on 04/17/2009 10:52:04 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: All

Portland, OR. two news stations made one minute announcements of the tea party. the local paper.. Nada.


16 posted on 04/17/2009 10:53:19 AM PDT by Kitanis
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To: April Lexington

I will never buy any GE appliances, light bulbs or any other products in the future. Never watch their networks or go to Universal.


17 posted on 04/17/2009 10:55:25 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: April Lexington

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.


18 posted on 04/17/2009 10:55:41 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views)
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To: AIM Freeper

New York Times Co. Threatens To Shut Down Boston Globe

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/03/new-york-times-co-threate_n_183089.html


19 posted on 04/17/2009 10:58:00 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: bolobaby

i checked cnn.com yesterday and there wasn’t 1 story about the tea parties that i could find.....


20 posted on 04/17/2009 11:00:01 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: OnTheDress
Check this out - teabagger - urban dictionary
21 posted on 04/17/2009 11:00:36 AM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: AIM Freeper
We hope The New York Times continues to underestimate the rage boiling in Middle America — right through Election Day, 2010.

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?

22 posted on 04/17/2009 11:11:33 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: AIM Freeper

Judging from the plummeting stock price of the NYT, a lot of parties are giving the NYT the Kiss-off.


23 posted on 04/17/2009 11:14:49 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
I threw my GE clock radio in the dumpster a few weeks ago. It was a poorly designed piece of cr*p with a ridiculous user interface. Screw them...
24 posted on 04/17/2009 11:20:25 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


25 posted on 04/17/2009 11:24:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: AIM Freeper

“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.


26 posted on 04/17/2009 11:25:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: AIM Freeper

“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...


27 posted on 04/17/2009 11:36:18 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: AIM Freeper

I thought the NYT went out of business. I guess I’m getting ahead of myself there.


28 posted on 04/17/2009 11:44:51 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (We have our own pirates. They're called politicians.)
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To: workerbee
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?

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.

29 posted on 04/17/2009 11:48:07 AM PDT by calex59
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


30 posted on 04/17/2009 11:50:52 AM PDT by WVNan (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu)
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To: bolobaby

Please send that picute and caption to all the newspapers and liberal media. It fits them to a “t”.


31 posted on 04/17/2009 11:52:02 AM PDT by WVNan (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


32 posted on 04/17/2009 12:14:20 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ScottinVA

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!

http://www.marchforliberty.org/multimedialinks.html


33 posted on 04/17/2009 12:19:50 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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.


34 posted on 04/17/2009 12:23:17 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Frantzie
Awesome! 18 year old young man.

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.

Young People Speakin Their Minds

35 posted on 04/17/2009 12:46:41 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: AIM Freeper
I don't read the New York Times anymore - but I'll bet if they had pictures of the tea parties, they focused those pictures on old or fat Americans. Even if there were only 3 in the crowd. It's one of the ways they show their bias. And bias is really all they have now...

Anyone see any of the pictures they ran?

36 posted on 04/17/2009 12:52:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (The New York Times can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of anyone- bow to Lincoln)
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To: wombtotomb

Very good video, thanks!


37 posted on 04/17/2009 12:56:31 PM PDT by EasySt ( Fold Here! Fold Now! (Free Republic Folders)
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To: AIM Freeper

Escondido Tea Party Tax Revolt, April 15th, 2009.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2231510/posts


38 posted on 04/17/2009 1:45:41 PM PDT by PsyOp (Put government in charge of tire pressure, and we'll soon have a shortage of air. - PsyOp.)
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To: supermop

Mountain Home is one my favorite towns, wish I was there.


39 posted on 04/17/2009 2:17:35 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


40 posted on 04/17/2009 3:02:30 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: wombtotomb

Outstanding link! Thank you.


41 posted on 04/17/2009 3:03:34 PM PDT by doberville
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To: AIM Freeper

I think when God starts judging America, he should first destroy the Times and the MSM.


42 posted on 04/17/2009 4:04:30 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


43 posted on 04/17/2009 4:10:25 PM PDT by dforest
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To: workerbee

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?


44 posted on 04/17/2009 8:02:57 PM PDT by MichiganCheese (The pirates tried to redistribute wealth and were removed.)
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To: AIM Freeper

No Big deal, The NYT doesn’t have a News arm anymore anyway. They are irrelevant.


45 posted on 04/17/2009 8:35:25 PM PDT by tiredofreeloaders
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To: Eva
More subtle than I would have been.
46 posted on 04/18/2009 8:02:22 AM PDT by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: mvpel
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” - Mahatma Ghandi

Hmmm, we're at stage two. Up next .....

Stand by for SWAT raiding parties!

47 posted on 04/18/2009 11:30:30 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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