Thursday, February 18, 2010

Teaparty Terrorist Spin

Update: 
2/19/10 As predicted, it appears that it did not require the full 24 hours for a major media outlet to connect the dots in their game book. And while the article in Time Magazine does not directly say that the Tea Party movement is responsible, it is hard to draw any other conclusion from the reference that Newsbusters likewise points out. 


 An obviously trouble individual just committed an act of desperation in Austin, Texas. Joe Stack, a software engineer, set fire to his house before crashing a Piper Cherokee into the IRS building. He also left a rant at embeddedart.com (which has since been removed) in which he apparently railed against former president George W Bush, his failing business, the healthcare system, and his tax problems. 


I wonder however, how long it will be before someone in the media will find a way to make a connection between this obviously disturbed man and the Tea Party movement in this country. (irony on) After all, anyone protesting taxes, especially anyone who commits an act of despicable and senseless violence must in fact be a part of the movement that protests the level of spending and taxation in this country, a movement which the mainstream media manages to demonize and denigrate at every available opportunity. (irony off) 


It's still very early in this story and the investigation leading into its details continues, but mark my words that the need to spin the story in this way will hit the media (and some of the blog crazies) before 24 hours has gone by.



3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Tim,

Yet another opportunity for the media's spin meisters to reap a full week of "breaking news" out of...

Sigh :-(

Anonymous said...

Let's just hope the Teaparty terrorist was an isolated incident...those people are frightening!

Tim Higgins said...

I left this comment up because I knew that it would have to happen eventually. And while I don't know who Anonymous is, what is truly frightening is the ability to draw such conclusions that such comments show.

One can only hope that the comment was put up in the spirit of sarcasm.