The organizers of the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville have announced which media outlets will get full access to the event. “Everyone from a small town newspaper in to Fox News has asked for press credentials,” say organizers in a press release. “We have had requests from , , , , , , , and .” But the lucky winners:
The Wall Street Journal
World Net Daily
WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah is also speaking at the convention; other reporters may get access to a “press room” if the venue “would be willing to provide” one.
In the statement, organizers finally answer some of the attacks they’ve received from angry Tea Party activists and former sponsors.
Between last February and the present, has seen members come and go. We have tried to deal fairly with our present and former relationships, however, not without some criticism. This criticism has been unfortunate and we believe, unwarranted. However, it is the policy of not to focus on past challenges, but to stay focused on the task of advancing the conservative cause and defeating liberalism.
With that in mind, we will not be making any comments regarding former members.