The Media Continues to Slander Tea Partiers

Kevin Glass
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Posted: Apr 22, 2010 7:01 AM
MSNBC has been running ads all day every day concerning their new "special" about Timothy McVeigh and how the terrorist can "help us understand today's anti-government extremists," clearly conflating the terrorist with Tea Partiers. Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy explains why the MSM is wrong, as usual, about the tea parties.

The bottom line is that Clinton and others have drawn an unwarranted connection between “anti-government” movements that seek to limit government spending and regulation and a very different set of groups that have no real objection to big government as such. Instead, they seek to use massive state power to enforce racism, anti-Semitism, and neo-Nazi totalitarianism. No one should confuse that with a genuine anti-government ideology motivated by concerns about the fate of “American freedom.”