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CNBC Soliciting Hot Teabagger Action

Not wanting to be left out in the manufactured cold, looks like The Santelli Network is contacting various teabagging groups hoping to get in on the Hue ‘n Lie

via TPM:

Yesterday, Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin sent an email, obtained by TPMmuckraker, to a Tea Party google group. Martin told the group: "We have a media request for an event this week that will have lots of energy and lots of anger. This is for CNBC."

She then asked: "So, where are the big events this week and where can TPP best be represented on the news?"

DENSA member Pat Wayman responded:"This one should be a riot! literally…."

and then proceeded to post info about an upcoming Townhall hosted by Congressman David Scott

Asked whether CNBC had specifically told her they were looking for an event with "lots of energy and lots of anger," Martin replied: "That was the impression that I received from them." She declined to elaborate.

Sensing she may have waded in to unfriendly waters, Martin later told TPM –

… that she did not forward the Scott townhall — or, in fact, any event — on to CNBC as a candidate for coverage. She stressed that her group "does not endorse anything that incites violence of any kind,"

Whatever, Jen

CNBC ratings are down 30% and as much as 50% on some shows – per chance some Programming suit thought a manufactured if-it-bleeds-it-leads ratings spike was just what Dr. Nielsen ordered ?

Dance Monkeys Dance !

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