Update, 9:40 AM: Rossputin has a more thorough and comprehensive debunking of the ProgressNow nonsense. It’s simply a must-read. Also, Joshua explains the “astroturfing” myth and why the Left is pushing it.
Here’s a shock: the local Soros-funded Lefty media hack is completely misrepresenting the Tax Day Tea Party here in Denver and as a nationwide movement. What else would you expect? Mike Huttner has to earn his keep from the sugar daddy somehow. The vapid silliness coming from ProgressNow includes:
- Selectively finding the few offensive signs of the common sense-challenged out of thousands to paint the crowd with a broad brush of ignorance and hatred (here’s a video that helps give lie to this tactic)
- Parroting discredited CNN talking points about a genuinely grassroots movement to make the hundreds of thousands who showed up on their own look like corporate puppets
- Imagining that a certain public figure spoke at the event, in a pathetically transparent attempts to launch a naked partisan attack
Details at the People’s Press Collective, complete with a suggestion for a response, especially if you were there:
Oh, and if you attended the Tea Party rally Wednesday and youâ€™d like to explain to Mike Huttner at ProgressNow what it was really about, he helpfully provided his own telephone number on the press-release linked above: 303-931-4547.
But a word of caution: George Soros, Michael Huttner, and ProgressNow already have shown they want to characterize you as “belligerent right-wing protesters”. Kill them with a courteous clarification of the record; don’t feed their prefab stereotype.