Subtle Admission of Truth

The matter still comes up from time to time, in the comments sections, so it’s worth noting that the New York Times has finally (quietly) admitted the truth about the core example of that supposed Tea Party racism:

The Political Times column last Sunday, about a generational divide over racial attitudes, erroneously linked one example of a racially charged statement to the Tea Party movement. While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements, there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, outside the Capitol, came from Tea Party members.

That’s not the entire story. There’s actually no evidence that those “reported epithets” were made at all. The Times is sly about leaving room for the faithful to continue to believe, but that’s in keeping with the strategy of slandering a mass movement that the media elite despises and looking for evidence later.

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11 years ago

I should take some of those “media elites” for a ride in Providence’s Rescue 1 some day. Racial epithets are a fact of life. A white guy responding to a motor vehicle accident involving a Hispanic person in one car, a Black person in another and an Asian in a third gets an earful of “racial epithets” that would set the pages of the Times on fire.
I’m sure there are some racist people who affiliate themselves with the Tea Party movement.Big deal.

11 years ago

I think it would be good if you linked to the times apology and did the homework yourself. This post is about as earth shaking as the tongue piercing story.

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