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Time Magazine Links Austin Suicide Pilot To Tea Party Movement
Newsbusters ^ | 02/18/2010 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/18/2010 8:03:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind

In an article about Thursday's apparent suicide by a pilot in Austin, Texas, the folks at Time.com made two seemingly intentional links to the Tea Party movement.

First, the piece began:

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The long, rambling rant posted on a website eerily reflected the angry populist sentiments that have swept the country in the past year. In it, a Joe Stack inveighed against intrusive Big Brother government, corrupt corporate giants, irrational taxes, as well as the "puppet" George Bush.

(See the making of the Tea Party movement.)

Then, after the third paragraph which concluded, "Toward the end of what appears to be his final note, Stack wrote, 'Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well,'" the folks at time advertised the following article by the magazine with a hyperlink highlighted in yellow:

(See the making of the Tea Party movement.)

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Not very subtle, is it?

Let's be clear that tying this person to Tea Parties or conservatives is preposterous. After all, his suicide note ended:

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

You know a lot of conservatives and/or Tea Party members extolling the virtues of communism while bashing capitalism?

No...I don't either.

Shame on Time for doing this.

—Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters. Follow him at Facebook and Twitter.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; boycotttimewarner; josephstack; liberalmedia; pravdamedia; smear; suicidepilot; teaparty; time; timelies; timemag
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1 posted on 02/18/2010 8:03:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

that didn’t take long...


2 posted on 02/18/2010 8:03:58 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: SeekAndFind

And so it goes, the New York Times has joined TIME MAGAZINE :

NY Mag Jumps on Liberal Bandwagon, Ties Joe Stack to Tea Parties

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lachlan-markay/2010/02/18/ny-mag-jumps-liberal-bandwagon-ties-joe-stack-tea-parties


3 posted on 02/18/2010 8:04:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Mad Dawgg

The Washington Post joins the NY Times and Time :

WaPo’s Capehart: Austin Suicide Pilot’s ‘Alienation Similar To Extreme Elements of Tea Party Movement’

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/02/18/wapos-capehart-austin-suicide-pilots-alienation-similar-extreme-eleme#ixzz0fx2t828Y


4 posted on 02/18/2010 8:05:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny how the media refuses to bring up Amy Bishop, ya know, the LIBERAL whack job who shot and killed 3 teachers at the University of Alabama-Huntsville..yeah, she was a far left kook who was obsessed with Obama..haven’t heard the media bring that up


5 posted on 02/18/2010 8:06:46 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind
Disgusting. Left-wing loser suicides with the typical amount of FAIL we've come to expect from idiot Leftists... But because he was anti-IRS he must be one of US.

Is that considered Slander or Libel? I can never keep the definitions straight...

6 posted on 02/18/2010 8:06:55 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: SeekAndFind

WHAT

The loon said he was against health insurance companies and wanted Govt to take it over, H e said he was against Bush and went on a tirade against the church.

He was just another loon who moved from CA because of taxes he voted for to TX and now the left tries to say he’s right wing

he was a left wing nut and I bet the huff post, move on, KOS, DU are scrubbing their sites as we speak of him


7 posted on 02/18/2010 8:07:14 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess then that he was a Time-Lies reader too because he slammed the Catholic Church in his manifesto.


8 posted on 02/18/2010 8:07:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SeekAndFind
Had Mister Stack survived, his biggest worry might have been if Tea Partiers (or pilots) might make up his jury.

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9 posted on 02/18/2010 8:07:51 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

MSNBC joins the “Link Tea Party to Terror” bandwagon :

Chris Matthews’ Southern Poverty Guest Ties Stack To ‘Radical Right’

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2010/02/18/matthews-southern-poverty-guest-associates-stack-radical-right#ixzz0fx3AYKxE


10 posted on 02/18/2010 8:07:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Time is just loony leftist propaganda. A report on Fox mentioned that there are 15 MILLION Tea Party members of various groups. And those who have signed up are just a small percentage compared to those who identify with the Tea Party Movement. Any wonder rags like Time are running out of customers?
11 posted on 02/18/2010 8:08:59 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: manc

Do you know where in California he came from? I looked at the Travis County voter rolls and couldn’t find him among the Stacks there.

I think I read something about LA. Would I just look for one county’s listing or are there some counties at the edge where he may have lived?


12 posted on 02/18/2010 8:09:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


13 posted on 02/18/2010 8:09:21 PM PST by tophat9000 (Obama has "Jumped The Shark" ...and fell in the shark tank)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are desperate...the only thing that rings true for them is their lies.


14 posted on 02/18/2010 8:09:34 PM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Predicted by Rush before the press release.

Typical Libtard performance, accuse your “enemies” for exactly what you doing.


15 posted on 02/18/2010 8:09:59 PM PST by Eagles2003
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To: Sarah Barracuda

she was a left wing kook but so was this guy

he said before he killed himself that he hated health insurance companies, he hated Bush and he hated the church infact he despised the church.

not exactly right wing was he

he was also against the GM bailouts but so is the left wing as they hate the freemarket.

If any one is saying this guy is right wing then then they seriously need their head seeing too


16 posted on 02/18/2010 8:10:22 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: SeekAndFind
Time Warner to cut Time Inc jobs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)”

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) magazine division Time Inc plans another round of job cuts as advertising declines erode revenue, a source familiar with the unit said on Thursday. The job cuts at Time Inc — which publishes Time magazine, People, Sports Illustrated and Fortune — would be at about the same level as the division cut last year, the source said. Time Inc. cut more than 600 positions, or more than 6 percent of its workforce, in that round.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2369111/posts

17 posted on 02/18/2010 8:10:54 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: manc

of course this nut was a left winger, but the media wont talk about all the communist crap he was talking about in his letter


18 posted on 02/18/2010 8:11:40 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: highlander_UW
Time-Lies ignored the violent, antisemitic, antiamerican, proterrorist, and Marxist rhetoric of those in the so-called "peace" movement:


19 posted on 02/18/2010 8:12:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if you could link a crazed liberal Alabama college professor who murdered 3 of her colleagues to MoveOn.org, PETA, Greenpeace, or any other leftest group?


20 posted on 02/18/2010 8:12:28 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: SeekAndFind

They are really, really stupid.


21 posted on 02/18/2010 8:12:48 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

How long until they blame part of it on Rush?


22 posted on 02/18/2010 8:14:05 PM PST by GOPJ (Nobody likes to be lectured by those claiming superior wisdom but lacking common sense - - Hanson)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; icwhatudo
Do These Sound Like The Words of a Conservative? (FR: Famous leftists ^ | 2-18-10)

All of the above are quotes from Stack's manifesto.
23 posted on 02/18/2010 8:14:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: a fool in paradise
all I heard that he was from CA who moved to TX

he was a left wing loon though as he left a manifest of which he hates and that included Bush, church and health insurance companies

I don't watch MSNBC or even NBC, CBS, ABC but are they seriously trying to say he was right wing after the crap he left

We have maybe muslims poisoning the food in the army, a left wing kook from MA shooting folks and a left wing kook who slams his plane into a building

24 posted on 02/18/2010 8:14:48 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: SeekAndFind

What do you expect from left-wing provocateurs who see their once powerful influence dwindling to the bottom of bird cages and septic tanks? Stick a fork in’em ... they’re done.


25 posted on 02/18/2010 8:15:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: freekitty

The public accepts this conclusion. Time-Life-CNN-Turner-Warner wouldn’t lie, would they?!!!

it’s not like they are Dan Ratherbiased or Uncle Walter...


26 posted on 02/18/2010 8:15:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: manc
he was also against the GM bailouts but so is the left wing as they hate the freemarket.

Hey, the left is against the free market, but anyone that is for the free market would have been against the bailouts. I think you meant that the left hates 'Corporations', right?
27 posted on 02/18/2010 8:16:02 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: artichokegrower

I bet as we speak they are at KOS, MOVE ON, DU deleting the names of this whack left wing job


28 posted on 02/18/2010 8:16:10 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems fair, here at FR, he’s been linked to the liberal party, the communist party, and the socialist party.


29 posted on 02/18/2010 8:16:22 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like Obama sent his marching orders to the press around 3pm today.


30 posted on 02/18/2010 8:17:42 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

But it isn’t going to stick. The guy was nut who fled California but found Austin too conservative, which just proves how nutty he was. He was a liberal who was ready to kill his own family, who hated George Bush, and who hated the Catholic Church. In fact he was a typical liberal in that he hated almost everything, and in the end I guess he even hated himself.


31 posted on 02/18/2010 8:18:07 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It appears as though the commie piggies in the MSM are going to use this as an excuse to NOT cover the antics of their pals, The Ft. Jackson Five.


32 posted on 02/18/2010 8:18:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Tea Partiers are really anti-religious too.


33 posted on 02/18/2010 8:18:42 PM PST by GeronL (I pledge allegiance to the Principles of the Bill of Rights and to protect and defend it...)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL


34 posted on 02/18/2010 8:19:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: manc

The Holocaust Museum shooter was also a leftist and they said he was a righty


35 posted on 02/18/2010 8:20:40 PM PST by GeronL (I pledge allegiance to the Principles of the Bill of Rights and to protect and defend it...)
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To: Dead Corpse

Liberals are full of FAIL.


36 posted on 02/18/2010 8:22:32 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: pepperdog

He left his wife and daughter homeless.


37 posted on 02/18/2010 8:23:10 PM PST by GeronL (I pledge allegiance to the Principles of the Bill of Rights and to protect and defend it...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huh? This thing gets more “Alice in Wonderland” by the moment.


38 posted on 02/18/2010 8:23:34 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: manc

Los Angeles County (he did live in LA awhile) requires birthdate (which will come out sooner than later) and street address and zipcode.

https://lavote.net/SECURED/VOTER_REG/

But he may get purged in light of this high profile news story.

Since he did not like 8 years of Bush, I doubt he was a McCainiac or a Sarah Palin fan.


39 posted on 02/18/2010 8:23:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: darkangel82

This isn’t always a bad thing. Too bad right now they seem to have superior numbers...


40 posted on 02/18/2010 8:23:45 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Can anyone find out if he had any political affiliations or records that would show his contributions to individual political candidates?

I’m sure it would fit the tea party profile the media is trying to sell us on. (sarcasm)


41 posted on 02/18/2010 8:26:37 PM PST by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: SeekAndFind

I doubt many of us are surprised the MSM wants to link this madman to conservatives. They politicize anything that may promote their agenda and ignore everything that does not.

Crazy is crazy. I really don’t care who he voted for.


42 posted on 02/18/2010 8:26:42 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: stuartcr
What are the ideological differences between Communist Party USA, the DNC, The Socialist Party, Workers World Party, Socialist Workers Party, and the Green Party?

The timeframe under which Communism is imposed on the masses?


43 posted on 02/18/2010 8:27:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SeekAndFind

The left is so predictable. I won the bet.


44 posted on 02/18/2010 8:27:08 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

And who didn’t see this coming?

It was my first thought after reading the news about the Austin crash.

To paraphrase Rush - “We KNOW these people...”


45 posted on 02/18/2010 8:28:03 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ThE_RiPpEr.

I doubt he gave to a political party or candidate (even some long shot third party no name) just as I doubt he gave to Salvation Army or tithed to a church.

He wanted to gubmint to spend taxpayer money on socialized healthcare for all and tax some business large than his own.


46 posted on 02/18/2010 8:28:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: SeekAndFind

The left is so predictable. I won the bet.


47 posted on 02/18/2010 8:29:03 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: ThE_RiPpEr.

Someone posted earlier that a man of the same name contributed to Ron Paul. The contribution came from California, where Stack once lived. That’s all I’ve seen.


48 posted on 02/18/2010 8:29:07 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
" that didn’t take long "

Could it have been preplanned ? as in ? they got the memo ?
The timing seems suspicious indeed.
49 posted on 02/18/2010 8:29:09 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: a fool in paradise
From this story on KTLA's website, it looks like he started a couple of companies; one in Corona and the other in Lincoln:

According to California state records, Joseph Stack had a troubled business history, twice starting software companies in California that ultimately were suspended by the state's tax board, one of them in the late 1980s, the other in 2001.

In 1985, he incorporated Prowess Engineering Inc. in Corona.

It was suspended two years later. He started Software Systems Service Corp. in Lincoln in 1995 and that entity was suspended in 2001.

Stack listed himself as chief executive officer of both companies.

The manifesto was posted on the website, EmbeddedArt.com, which was the name of the company that Stack founded in Southern California 1983, which was originally known as "Prowess Engineering."

50 posted on 02/18/2010 8:31:55 PM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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