NewsBusters has exposed Time Magazine’s blatant attempt to tie the Austin suicide pilot to the Tea Party movement. NewsBusters shows how “Time.com made two seemingly intentional links to the Tea Party movement.”
In an article about Thursday’s apparent suicide by a pilot in Austin, Texas, the folks at Time.com made two seemingly intentional links to the Tea Party movement.
First, the piece began:
The long, rambling rant posted on a website eerily reflected the angry populist sentiments that have swept the country in the past year. In it, a Joe Stack inveighed against intrusive Big Brother government, corrupt corporate giants, irrational taxes, as well as the “puppet” George Bush.
Then, after the third paragraph which concluded, “Toward the end of what appears to be his final note, Stack wrote, ‘Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well,'” the folks at time advertised the following article by the magazine with a hyperlink highlighted in yellow:
The Time Magazine article conveniently neglected to mention how the suicide pilot ended his letter.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
Joe Stack (1956-2010)
I don’t recall any Tea Party Movement member promoting the values of communism while bashing capitalism.