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As counter-media fuels tea party movement, main stream media catches on

The mainstream media ‘can no longer control the narrative’ of American culture, contends counter-media mogul Andrew Breitbart in a fiery speech to Tea Party Conventioneers. But that doesn’t mean tea partiers are saying ‘no comment’ to establishment reporters.

Mark Skoda of the Memphis Tea Party addresses attendees of the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. Mr. Skoda is a talk radio host.

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Recounting the exploits of two young reporters who went undercover to uncover the ACORN scandal, online publisher Andrew Breitbart on Saturday exhorted a widely held view among those in the tea party movement: Liberals and media organizations “can no longer control the narrative.”

The rise of conservative media outfits like Breitbart’s Big Journalism [] and Big Government and Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller [] have offered a kind of counter-media that, in Breitbart’s view, tells the stories that the mainstream media won’t tell Americans – including that of the nascent tea party movement, which has grown largely by Twitter, Facebook and via blogs like Glenn ReynoldsInstapundit [].

Technology the great equalizer


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