National Review Online
Friday, February 19th, 2010
Responding to this post, a reader e-mails with a handy round-up of MSM attempts to tie Joe Stack to the tea-party movement:
Subject: NY times first MSM’er to make the “Tea Bag” connection
They had to stretch back 20 years to do it, but their crack researchers came thru in a pinch.
And while they appear to make it look like it’s all about anti-government and anti-IRS, they fail to mention his anti-Catholicism, anti-Bushism, anti-capitalism and pro-communism.
I guess it doesn’t fit the preferred narrative.
“In fact, a lot of his rhetoric could have been taken directly from a handwritten sign at a tea party rally.”
“But after reading his 34-paragraph screed, I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we’re hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.”
“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.’ (See the making of the Tea Party movement.)”
So it goes…
This article was posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 at 5:59 am