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Olbermann vs. the Tea Parties

Michael Calderone recaps an amusing spat between MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and, after the gossipy website ran an item about the Dallas Tea Party’s

Katharine Tate
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Feb 25, 2010

Michael Calderone recaps an amusing spat between MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and, after the gossipy website ran an item about the Dallas Tea Party’s video knocking MSNBC for its all-white line-up of hosts. The headline is Olbermann’s  criticism of Dan Abrams; the part that interests me is just how much attention the Dallas Tea Party — one of the more media-savvy local groups in the movement — got for a simple and apples-and-oranges video. I think the Atlantic’s John Hudson offered the strangest take on the video:

However often the left makes the charge, the right is quick to rebut that the Democratic leadership–let alone the MSNBC line-up–are hardly bastions of racial diversity.

In case you’ve forgotten, the Democratic Party is led by this guy. I don’t think it matters, but suggesting that the Tea Party movement is not, like the Republican Party, less racially diverse than America as a whole, should really not be controversial.

Katharine Tate | I’m a native of Massachusetts, where I earned bachelor's degrees in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Sculpture from Brandeis University. I enjoy assisting and inspiring women in all aspects of their lives, and I consider myself a partner in their OB an GYN treatment. I particularly enjoy forming relationships with young women and assisting them in determining their healthcare needs and goals. I love to travel, create metal and fiber art, cook, and spend time outside. Also, I’m fluent in both German and American Sign Language.


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