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Organizers of the radical anti-Obama “tea party” protests have been trying to claim that the events are rising up spontaneously. However, right wing lobbyist groups, think tanks and, especially, Fox News have been aggressively promoting the anti-tax protests.
Fox News has, in dozens of instances, provided attendance and organizing information for future protests, such as protest dates, locations and website URLs.
Fox News websites have also posted information and publicity material for protests. Fox News hosts have repeatedly encouraged viewers to join them at several April 15 protests that they are attending and covering (view compilation).
Fox News isn’t the only right-wing organization involved in building up these so-called “grassroots” events. The tea parties have been heavily backed by corporate lobbyists.
The principle organizers of many of the local events are actually the lobbyist-run think tanks Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, and Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions. The groups are heavily staffed and well funded, and are providing all the logistical and public relations work necessary for planning coast-to-coast protests.