[LINK] Tea Parties

Kim Davies kim at cynosure.com.au
Sun Apr 19 01:21:08 AEST 2009

Quoting stephen at melbpc.org.au on Saturday April 18, 2009:
| Well, this is one form of e-Democracy ..
| ... 
| By G.H. REYNOLDS, The Wall Steet Journal, April 15 2009
| ... 
| There is no political party behind these rallies and no grand right-wing
| conspiracy.

That is rather disingenuous reporting given they were promoted
substantially by a right-wing media outlet, and sister company to WSJ,
Fox News. 

Furthermore, according to Paul Krugman, 

    "Last but not least: it turns out that the tea parties don’t
    represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment. They’re
    AstroTurf (fake grass roots) events, manufactured by the usual
    suspects. In particular, a key role is being played by FreedomWorks,
    an organization run by Richard Armey, the former House majority
    leader, and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires."


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