Another MSM narrative shattered in Ferguson

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Another MSM narrative shattered in Ferguson

For the rest of the time I was there I was stared at with con­tempt as if I was some­thing lower than low. My race had not been an issue nor the Cru­ci­fix being Catholic in a very protes­tant state, but once it was known I sup­ported the tea party it was as if I was wear­ing a Klan out­fit. I heard the ladies talk­ing among them­selves say­ing you could tell I was a tea party man just by my appear­ance. When I left glares fol­lowed me out.

DaT­e­chGuy, An Inci­dent in Litho­nia 5÷27÷10

A few weeks ago I warned that the loot­ing in Fer­gu­son has the poten­tial to cement a rather nasty racial stereo­type con­cern­ing young black men for gen­er­a­tions. This week a dif­fer­ent stereo­type care­fully crafted by the media was under assault in that very same city when a group of peo­ple decided to launch a BUY­cott of Fer­gu­son busi­ness that has been hard hit by those same looters

I insisted on buy­ing some­thing – all the peo­ple in the salon were so happy and kind. She didn’t have much for white guy gray hair, but she took the time to pull together some gift bags. Then she didn’t want money, but I made her take it.

A gen­tl­man (my age) in the salon (hus­band?) asked who we were with. I told him “St. Louis Tea Party.”

“Tea party?” he said. “You bad boys,” and chuck­led. Then he looked at me, very seri­ous. He said, “The tea party came up here to do this?”

His sur­prise was under­stand­able. For half a decade the media, pro­fes­sional left and black “lead­ers” have been telling black democ­rats what a bunch of awful racist the Tea Party is (In Mis­sis­sippi the estab­lish­ment GOP gave a hand to spread that meme as well). I’ve lived the results myself ‚ so nat­u­rally they had no inkling of the Tea Party plans on face­book:

The group spread the word of the “BUY­cott” event on Face­book, hop­ing to get at least 20 peo­ple to show up and spend their hard-​earned money at local Fer­gu­son busi­nesses on August 21. They appar­ently ended up with a group of about 40 “(mostly) white people”

and were totally taken aback, but were VERY grateful:

In other shops, we’d get hard stares when we walked in and shopped. Once we told them “we’re with the tea party, and we’re here to shop,” these peo­ple actu­ally shouted. “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.”

And you won’t be sur­prised if, as Glenn Reynolds put it, you’ve been pay­ing atten­tion, that they’re not done yet:

The group did not do this BUY­cott as a pub­lic­ity stunt or a one-​time feel good mea­sure. They have big­ger plans to do their part to help these busi­nesses thrive. Their next BUY­cott is sched­uled for Labor Day Week­end and they are encour­ag­ing the state leg­is­la­ture to exempt Fer­gu­son busi­nesses from sales tax that week­end to encour­age even more sales.

I won­der how much Al Sharp­ton & the black pan­thers spent in these shops?

I sus­pect the only chance this will have of break­ing into MSM cov­er­age is on Jake Tapper’s show under “The Buried Lede”

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For the rest of the time I was there I was stared at with contempt as if I was something lower than low. My race had not been an issue nor the Crucifix being Catholic in a very protestant state, but once it was known I supported the tea party it was as if I was wearing a Klan outfit. I heard the ladies talking among themselves saying you could tell I was a tea party man just by my appearance. When I left glares followed me out.

DaTechGuy, An Incident in Lithonia 5/27/10

A few weeks ago I warned that the looting in Ferguson has the potential to cement a rather nasty racial stereotype concerning young black men for generations.  This week a different stereotype carefully crafted by the media was under assault in that very same city when a group of people decided to launch a BUYcott of Ferguson business that has been hard hit by those same looters

I insisted on buying something–all the people in the salon were so happy and kind. She didn’t have much for white guy gray hair, but she took the time to pull together some gift bags. Then she didn’t want money, but I made her take it.

A gentlman (my age) in the salon (husband?) asked who we were with. I told him “St. Louis Tea Party.”

“Tea party?” he said. “You bad boys,” and chuckled. Then he looked at me, very serious. He said, “The tea party came up here to do this?”

His surprise was understandable.  For half a decade the media, professional left and black “leaders” have been telling black democrats what a bunch of awful racist the Tea Party is (In Mississippi the establishment GOP gave a hand to spread that meme as well).  I’ve lived the results myself ,  so naturally they had no inkling of the Tea Party plans on facebook:

The group spread the word of the “BUYcott” event on Facebook, hoping to get at least 20 people to show up and spend their hard-earned money at local Ferguson businesses on August 21. They apparently ended up with a group of about 40 “(mostly) white people”

and were totally taken aback, but were VERY grateful:

In other shops, we’d get hard stares when we walked in and shopped. Once we told them “we’re with the tea party, and we’re here to shop,” these people actually shouted. “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.”

And you won’t be surprised if,  as Glenn Reynolds put it, you’ve been paying attention, that they’re not done yet:

The group did not do this BUYcott as a publicity stunt or a one-time feel good measure. They have bigger plans to do their part to help these businesses thrive. Their next BUYcott is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend and they are encouraging the state legislature to exempt Ferguson businesses from sales tax that weekend to encourage even more sales.

I wonder how much Al Sharpton & the black panthers spent in these shops?

I suspect the only chance this will have of breaking into MSM coverage is on Jake Tapper’s show under “The Buried Lede”

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