News Coverage Of 'Tea Parties' Raises Concern April 15th this year, also known as annual Tax Day (the IRS deadline for filing taxes), was marked with a national string of rallies, branded as "Tea Parties." Demonstrators gathered in several cities to voice opposition to the federal government's stimulus package. But some say the rallies were a partisan gimmick made popular by extensive coverage provided by Fox News Channel.
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News Coverage Of 'Tea Parties' Raises Concern

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News Coverage Of 'Tea Parties' Raises Concern

News Coverage Of 'Tea Parties' Raises Concern

News Coverage Of 'Tea Parties' Raises Concern

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Howard Kurtz, media columnist for The Washington Post, and Reihan Salam, associate editor of the Atlantic magazine and co-author of the "Grand New Party: How Republicans can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream," offer analysis.