Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tea Party People Bilked of $19 Million With Phony Wingnut TV Scheme

A group of Tennessee conservatives say they were easily bilked out of $19 million because some guy said, “Hey give me all your money and I will make a Tea Party TeeVee Network, all about your favorite subject: yourselves.” And then the guy allegedly took the money and ran, and now the Tennessee teabaggers are suing him because they are “judicial activists.” One of the dupes is/was Michele Bachmann’s state campaign finance director, so it’s good to know that Bachmann maintains her high standards nationwide.

And even at the reduced-expectations definition of a “television network” in 2011 — a website with a video plugin — the “Tea Party HD” scam was magical. According to the lawsuit, “It was an investment scheme to defraud politically conservative-minded citizens who support the Tea Party mission.” Sucks to be a sucka! READ MORE »

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