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Don’t you just love ‘liberal spin’?

April 14, 2010

This is the title of an article posted on Newsvine.com.

FOX News reporter shocked – shocked! – to find Tea Party rallies a ‘cauldron of conspiracy theories, mistruths, and exaggerations’

Here is a quote from that article as posted by Newsvine writer:

Cristina Corbin of FOX News has spent a few weeks embedded with the Tea Party Express, and writes about how tea party leaders are cringing at what the movement is attracting.

But while organizers have held the tour as a way to stay front-and-center as a political force, the rallies have also attracted the kinds of mistruths, exaggerations and conspiracy theories that make Tea Party leaders cringe. Though the movement is still trying to shore up its credentials as a grassroots power that’s here to stay, the so-called “fringe” and its accompanying antics continue to give critics fodder.

This seems to show that FoxNews.com is changing its tune on the Tea Party. However, the quote shown above comes from Alan Colmes’s website which is named “Liberaland”.

Hmmm…..

Quoting Alan Colmes’s website clearly displays a lack of impartiality. The name of the site is “Liberaland”. Gee! I wonder what he thinks of the Tea Party.

If one were to read the article on Colmes’s site and compare it against the actual article on FoxNews.com, you would see some interesting differences. On Colmes’s site, it is portrayed, using vague generalities, that the Tea Party is controlled by a “fringe” group The actual FoxNews.com article simply describes the “fringe” group with no mention of its influence on the overall Tea Party.

Now, a new question. How many of these “fringe” members of the Tea Party are authentic and how many are plants? Go to the following site- www.crashtheteaparty.org. The purpose of this group is for people (liberals and progressives included) to infiltrate the movement and do whatever it takes to discredit the Tea Party.

Make certain that you click on crash at the bottom of the page and actually look at some of the posts. They are asking for donations, they want to produce spoofs of books written by conservatives to give out at Tea Party rallies, and numerous other examples of ways to discredit the Tea Party.

So, to quote a blatantly liberal website as a source of information against a conservative movement is a waste of time. I wonder if some liberal or progressive would be able to answer my second question.