Leadership for the Tea Party movement has shown zero remorse for the lunatic hate movement they have helped create alongside Fox News, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh. Their first press release says the obvious. It says that the Tea Party crazies will be blamed for creating the atmosphere in America that resulted in the death and crippling of 20 innocent people, including a nine-year-old child. The Tea Party has gotten a free pass from a media far too long. It’s as if traditional media has enhanced the Tea Crazy movement so new political stories could be created. Reported by shallow, uninformed, TV producers who rarely take the time to do much research analysis in the 15 minute pieces they throw together for hopelessly uninformed Americans. So we didn’t hear much about the Right Wing fringe activity that was being fed with anti-liberal, anti-government hate talk by the Tea Party and its oddball leaders like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.