Violent, Racist, Extremist Tea Partiers Infuriating Cops at Rallies

Yeah, not so much.

From Candace Moore at Newsbusters:

On Monday, the Christian Science Monitor bucked its mainstream peers by reporting something truthful about the TEA party movement: police officials have begun to relax security requirements at conservative rallies because of the remarkable absence of violence.

[…]

The Monitor was compelled to check things out when a TEA party in Raleigh, North Carolina, persuaded officials to overturn a ban on flag poles. Such items are typically banned because a flag pole is really just a very big stick that could be used as a weapon. The Monitor’s research led the paper to admit that conservative protests are far less threatening than many past demonstrations.

[…]

No matter how much prominent liberals talk about rampant violence, the facts on the ground tell a different story, and reporters end up leaving with rather dull footage – no police clashes, no tear gas, no images of people being carted away in handcuffs.

I was reminded of a picture I saw of the Tax Day Tea Party rally in DC last week. From Looking at the Left:

El Marco: "I asked this Washington D.C. officer how the crowd was, after the Tea Party Express rally ended. He said "These people are great. It’s like a day off, very relaxing."

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