Skip to comments.Media creating false controversy about the Tea Party Convention. (astroturfing!)
Posted on 01/26/2010 8:24:56 PM PST by Bigtigermike
There's a media pile-on afoot. Led primarily by the New York Times, a variety of news organizations are attacking the National Tea Party Convention, scheduled to begin Feb. 4 in Nashville, Tenn., with Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker. The Times claims the event is a "profiteering" enterprise, suggesting that the convention violates the grass-roots nature of the "tea party" movement. "Fractiousness," territorial disputes and suspicions have cast a shadow over the effort, the paper says.
Yet the event is sold out. There's a waiting list, even among those seeking entrance to Mrs. Palin's speech alone. Eight sponsors include Judicial Watch, the Eagle Forum and the National Taxpayers Union. The convention center is ready, the surf and turf waiting.
"It is going to be a great event. We have a lot of people who are coming who are very excited about the event, and I think they are going to leave inspired and with some great new tools to take back to their groups," organizer Judson Phillips tells Inside the Beltway.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
It's a classic and convenient media frenzy.
"A lot of individuals want to get involved in the political process, in the organization of the tea party movement. And now we find that the news media is seizing on this, and extrapolating that the tea party is in trouble or divided," John O'Hara tells The Beltway.
He is the author of the new book "A New American Tea Party," and contends that tea party believers, while representing a spectrum of ideas, are united by the same motivation: the well-being of the nation.
"The press has tried to marginalize the tea party movement from the beginning. They recognize it as a potent political force, and they want to do it in. A little less than a year ago, these same journalists were dismissing the tea party as a 'fringe' phenomenon, not even worth their time," Mr. O'Hara says.
"Now they smell blood," he adds.
The blood is from the cuts the left has inflicted upon themselves. Soon they will be like the sharks in a feeding frenzy who start eating each other.
slow easy ... take them one seat at time to replace them.. focus on the low hanging fruit.. we get the easy ones this time .. then next time we tilt a few wind mills..... Focus.. gain power back in congress..... then we can deal with these other issues.
The future of the conservative movement depends on people willing to “walk the walk” rather than those who just “talk the talk.”
Don’t forget the national media, they are a bunch of the biggest astroturfers ever, everything they do is fake and made up to appear as though everybody loves Obama except for some so-called crazy right-wingers in their eyes....the last laugh will be on them
We need to totally dismantle the “Old media”..
Screw that. Take every last one of them out in one felled swoop!
you will play into their hands of divide and conquer...
after we replace the weasel zippers we will focus on the media and the universities.....
I have it on excellent authority from Ellie Light that the Tea Party movement is impoding.
1) FREEDOM. Sending the message to DC to stop treading on our God given rights and honor the Constitution as written.
2) CUT SPENDING money you don't have.
3) TAX CUTS. Want to revive the economy, let us keep more of our money, and make life easy for upstart businesses.
4) THE MILITARY We sent them on a mission, they know how to get the job done. Let them do it. And when they come home treat them as the heroes they are.
For the media, the Liberals, or even Third Party activist to turn the Tea Party idea into anything else is pure BS, and only designed to tear the conservative voters up into two opposing parties.
That media is describing the Tea Party movement as everything that it isn’t.
5) Free enterprise, and government leave our business alone!
The loons of the Nashville Libertarians on their site have instructions to protest Sarah Palin.
This is why Real Conservatives are fed up with
the PaulBots high jacking events.