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POLITIK: Tea Party-rörelsen i USA har fått en egen tidskrift som heter Tea Party Review.

En kritik som ofta har framförts mot Tea Party-rörelsen är att man knappt har några svarta eller andra minoriteter aktiva.

Men tittar man på reklamspoten på YouTube så har man uppenbart velat ta udden av den kritiken.

”For the past couple of days, we figured that the Tea Party Review, a new magazine billed as the “The first national magazine for, by and about the Tea Party Movement,” was a clever Web hoax”, skrev The Book Bench som är en blogg på The New Yorker.

”It was something about that guy in the cover photo—his nearly fashionable workman’s cap, three-day beard, and rugged ruggedness—and a couple of those teasers seemed a bit off: “Paine, de Tocqueville, and Booker T. Washington” right above “The Year of the Black Conservative.” That flag, that wheat—it looked like it belonged at a Whole Foods checkout line in some weird parallel dimension. We like to think of ourselves as savvy customers, careful of our pride, and so we’re wary of being fooled by Internet jokes.”

Men det var inget skämt. Tydligen är man lite smartare i Tea Party-rörelsen än vad många tror.

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