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Hartford Courant Reporter Uses Pejorative 'Tea-Bagger' Term in Story
NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 09/13/2009 6:42:55 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Gee! Guess where a reporter is coming from if he uses the vulgar and childish term "tea-bagger" when referring to tea party protestors?

Anderson Cooper was among the first "journalists" who used the "tea bagging" term back in April. Despite his initial glee over injecting "tea bagging" as often as possible into his comments on the tea party protests, Cooper was eventually forced to apologize for his highly unprofessional use of that term.

Although the use of "tea bagger" has now become generally recognized as the mark of liberal unprofessionalism it does keep creeping back into stories such as a few weeks ago when a CBS online editor used that term in his blog. And now we have Christopher Keating who took a dive into unprofessionalism due to the use of "tea-bagger" twice in his Hartford Courant article on a tea party protest.

Keating managed to make it through a few paragraphs in his report before giving way to his inner child:

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TOPICS: US: Connecticut; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 912project; hartfordcourant; partisanmedia; teabaggers; teaparty
When you hear someone use the term "tea-baggers" you know it is coming from the mouth of a liberal.
1 posted on 09/13/2009 6:42:56 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 09/13/2009 6:45:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well we know why Anderson Cooper is familiar with the term, but when elected politicians or their spokespeople use it, IMO, it’s even more disgusting.

http://radioviceonline.com/dodd-spokesman-calls-tea-party-patriots-tea-baggers/


3 posted on 09/13/2009 6:46:36 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: PJ-Comix

Looks like we are “bagging” Liberals like crazy. Do you know if there is a size limit or a fine for taking too many?


4 posted on 09/13/2009 6:47:19 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
The Hartford Courant is a socialist rag which is sad considering it is the oldest continuously published newspaper in America. I cancelled my subscription years ago. I also attended the tea party rally in Hartford Friday. There was a large crowd of true patriots not about to let socialists, along with their name calling, deter our efforts.

www.dumpchrisdodd.com
5 posted on 09/13/2009 6:49:54 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: dawn53

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=&as_epq=anderson+cooper&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=villagevoice.com&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images


6 posted on 09/13/2009 6:55:18 AM PDT by omega4179 ( -11)
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To: PJ-Comix

Even our moonbat lib Congresscritter Che-Porter has been heard using that term. I wonder if she knows what it REALLY means.


7 posted on 09/13/2009 6:59:50 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: PJ-Comix; All

ckeating@courant.com

email this hack at this address


8 posted on 09/13/2009 7:00:17 AM PDT by ikez78 (http://www.regimeofterror.com - Saddam Hussein and terrorism)
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To: PJ-Comix

Libs always use the terms with which they are most familiar.


9 posted on 09/13/2009 7:02:31 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: PJ-Comix
The Hartford Courant is a typical liberal rag fit only for puppy training. As with most other dailies of its ilk, It will be out of business within five years.
10 posted on 09/13/2009 7:06:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: PJ-Comix

The hartford courant ceases to outrage me and I tell them whenever they try to interview me


11 posted on 09/13/2009 7:09:00 AM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Our good senator “Little” Dick Durbin uses it. Chuck Johnson at LGF uses it. All democrats use it. Usually when they complain about the “deterioration of the discourse” or something like that.


12 posted on 09/13/2009 7:20:59 AM PDT by Seven plus One
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"When you hear someone use the term "tea-baggers" you know it is coming from the mouth of a liberal."

Your phrasing is surprisingly apt.

BTW, Who knew the Hardly Courant was still being published?

13 posted on 09/13/2009 7:21:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Good city you got their Keating...

You would give you eye teeth to have 1.2 million "tea-baggers" move into your city, their capital, their entrepenurer spirit, and work ethic, but the will never come.

A city that lost the Hartford Whalers, rolls up after dark, and is not safe.

A city if not for UTC headquarters and the Insurance Companies would be about as stellar as Pontiac or Flint MI.

Your city is an Epic Fail of Liberal Policies Mr. Keating, even more so now you pissed the 1.2 million off so they won't even come for a "tea-party" to pump money into resturants and hotels.

Sucks to be you....

14 posted on 09/13/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: PJ-Comix

Whenever you hear someone refer to teaparties to “teabagging,” you must come down hard, with as much indignity and offense as you can possibly muster. Call them out on their perverted and disgusting comments. Make it absolutely clear to them and everyone within earshot that you do not appreciate their sly sexual references. Make them ashamed for what they way, make them apologize, and make certain they will never repeat that word in polite company.

Be merceless in stomping anyone who uses that word in that context.

And that will end it’s use as mocking innuendo for one of the pivotal moments in American history.


15 posted on 09/13/2009 7:54:08 AM PDT by 5by5
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To: PJ-Comix

I punched one guy in the mouth for using the term in my presence and will do so again...


16 posted on 09/13/2009 7:59:23 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Whenever you hear someone refer teaparties to “teabagging,” you must come down hard, with as much indignity and offense as you can possibly muster. Call them out on their perverted and disgusting comments. Make it absolutely clear to them and everyone within earshot that you do not appreciate their sly sexual references. Make them ashamed for what they way, make them apologize, and make certain they will never repeat that word in polite company.

Be merceless in stomping anyone who uses that word in that context.

And that will end it’s use as mocking innuendo for one of the pivotal moments in American history.


17 posted on 09/13/2009 8:01:31 AM PDT by 5by5
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To: rockrr

THANK YOU!!!


18 posted on 09/13/2009 8:04:34 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: PJ-Comix
Cooper was eventually forced to apologize for his highly unprofessional use of the term.

I missed that, and didn't even hear about it.

19 posted on 09/13/2009 12:43:53 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: screaminsunshine
...we are “bagging” Liberals like crazy. Do you know if there is a size limit or a fine for taking too many?

I can't say for sure but I do know they are a BITCH to clean.

Regards,
GtG

20 posted on 09/13/2009 2:44:31 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I was at the Hartford rally. it was awesome! i also saw the lib write up on Sat. what else can these haters say. When the Sate is your God and Obama your Messiah and immorality your righteousness you can't expect nothing less from these. Just laugh at them. their losing!
21 posted on 09/13/2009 7:18:09 PM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman (The TRUTH will set you Free..... Republic)
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To: Seven plus One

Had a lib say it to me this weekend. My reply: “Tea-baggers, huh? Like Barney Frank’s favorite deviancy?”

Walked away...


22 posted on 09/14/2009 6:20:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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