Be careful what you wish.

Which tea would be most appropriate to sip while watching the Republican Party get embarrassed by its wing nut elements at today’s tea bagging protest?

Critically, will the media, particularly tea bag mouthpiece Fox News, report the funding and organization behind this astroturf event? Key players: Freedom Works, which has lobbied for privitization of Social Security, Americans for Prosperity, backed by the oil-rich Koch family, and, Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions for Winning the Futures. The latter lists as its #4 contributor Peabody, the world’s largest coal company. Clean coal anyone?

The link above is to the Wall Street Journal, owned, as is Fox News, by Rupert Murdoch. Plenty of liberal opinion sites list the organizers behind the tea parties but citing them would just feed the frenzied.

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