Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fox News Says Tea Parties are Not Funded by the Right-Wing While Promoting Newt Gingrich's Think-Tank

Kudos to ThinkProgress for catching this gem.

During today's Fox News coverage of the tea parties, host Gretchen Carlson attempted to push back against those who are pointing out that the tea parties are being funded by corporate lobbyists. Carlson interviews three organizers of a tea party this morning and asks them to respond to those who say that the protests are a "right-wing conspiracy". The organizers deny it, but at the same time, the chyron that is scrolling at the bottom of the screen directs those who wish to learn more about the Bergen County tea party to go to the Americans Solutions for Winning the Future. This organization happens to be Newt Gingrich's corporate-funded think tank. Watch the video:

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