Upset about being portrayed in an unfavorable light, Tea Bag groups are planning a boycott of products advertised on MSNBC.
The hurt feelings arose after MSNBC's documentary "The Rise of the New Right," hosted by Chris Matthews. The documentary (I haven’t seen it) probably made it clear that many of people participating in Tea Party Demonstrations are actually douche bags. Angry that a few rotten apples have tainted the whole barrel, Baggers are taking action.
Today, FreedomWorks is circulating a letter calling for a boycott of Dawn and Proctor and Gamble, asking tea partyers to "call, fax, or email" the company until it drops advertising during Hardball.
"These attacks are wrong, misleading and disingenuous," says Anna Puig of Kitchen Table Patriots in the statement. "The propaganda piece only serves a left-wing agenda, and I will do everything I can to convince Dawn to stop funding MSNBC’s lies. I'm asking Tea Party groups around the country to help us in this effort. Individual Tea Party members will be boycotting Dawn products until the company takes appropriate action regarding the decision to advertise during the Hardball hit piece, and ceases funding MSNBC.”
The National Tea Party federation is also pushing for a boycott of the show's advertisers
Again I have not seen it, but it seems particularly ironic. Teabaggers hold there events at which various Baggers call the President a Socialist-Marxist-Fascist and other clearly false slurs and now are upset that they are not being portrayed as accurately as they’d like. Boo Hoo.
We’ll see how much juice these Baggers have.