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Fox News “Teabagging” Coverage Cited By Rachel Maddow

Reported by Priscilla - April 10, 2009 -

Teabagging is sweeping the nation. Rachel Maddow did a report on this new, conservative, right wing phenomenon on her show, last night, in a segment that began with the chyron “InsaniTea”. She summarized the high points of Fox News’s plethora of coverage including Neil Cavuto saying "we're all over it" (eww) and Griff Jenkins (sporting colonial hat) reading the movement's admonition to “teabag the White House.” (Lots of cajones needed for a building that size; but today's conservatives are muy macho!) Maddow’s coverage was quite informative. While she said that the movement’s organizers can’t be held responsible for who shows up, there is a great deal of interest in the white supremacist and militia community. (Fans of Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, or leftist “plants?”) She said that Republican Senator David (diaper) Vitter wants a law honoring April 15th as a national tea party day. But I thought that Ana Marie Cox’s comment was just so right – “who wouldn’t want to teabag John McCain?” Speaking of Fox, when Glenn Beck and Neil Cavuto were doing a little teabagging talk, Beck said that the teabaggers were “hacked off at George W. Bush” because “they were angry at the spending of the Republicans." Funny, I don’t recall any populist outrage. Is that because their mouths were full of tea – bags? Who knows! But one thing is for sure – Fox News loves teabagging.

H/T to Huffington Post. Video after the fold.

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