Teabagging, taxes, and Fox News

Admittedly, this isn’t fresh news. That being said – wow – this is funny stuff. Three questions: how did the writer manage to get this by, how did the anchor manage to get though it without cracking up, and finally, is there no one in the Republican party team who put this event together with a little marketing experience? Teabagging? Really?

Big, big thanks to Sarah Morgan for posting this on her site.

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2 comments

  1. Actually it was MSNBC who invented the phrase “teabagging”. Can’t imagine why, its almost like MSNBC was trying to make fun of a bunch of American citizens exercising there right to protest….NO couldn’t be that, not the honest fair minded people at MSNBC.

    1. Ron,
      Thanks for the comment. I didn’t realize it was MSNBC that started in with the “teabagging” title. Do you have a source for that? I’d love to see it. My question about someone with marketing experience still applies, however. No matter who coined the term, MSNBC or the GOP, organizers ran with the title before, during, and after the events. From press releases to panels on FOX letting people know where to go, “teabaggin” was on everyone’s lips. You could say it was firm and it stuck…
      To your second point, I’m not sure I see MSNBC as making fun of people’s right to protest; at least with this video. For me, the video poked fun at the actual dichotomy between what was protested and what’s actually occuring. “Taxation with representation,” lower taxes overall for the majority of the country, and most strikingly, the increase of taxes for the wealthy that are at a rate of 10% less than when President Reagan was in office. What exactly was being protested?
      All that aside, I just thought the writing was funny. It’s not often you hear a two and a half minute string of di*k jokes on national television.

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