'Tea Party Review Magazine': Only Socialists Will Subscribe

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Tea Party Review coverSomebody seems to be playing an elaborate hoax on the Tea Party and the media alike today. At least I hope they are. Press releases sent to liberal blogs today made it seem like the Tea Party is completely unaware print is dead with the upcoming Tea Party Review Magazine to drop on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). And true to their grassroots folksiness, it's supposed to be printed on actual paper.

Yes, in 2011. And yes, the Tea Party Review site makes it seem like they even expect (excuse me while I giggle) to have subscribers pay $34.95 a year to get the physical magazine delivered to their doors by none other than postal employees. Nothing says American spirit like killing some trees and wasting extra money on postage!

It sounds like something that would be age-appropriate for my grandpa when he turns 91 this summer. It would look just right on his coffee table next to the remote control he uses to turn up the volume on Fox News so he can finally hear it (and drown me out, I expect). Heck, if I bought what they were selling, I could see a subscription for everyone on my Christmas list. Imagine the drinking games that could result from taking a shot of tequila every time we read the words "death panel" or a shot of vodka for every comparison of Obama to Hitler. I'd be drunk by page 2, and a good time would be had by all.

So why am I not making the call to buy my gramps a subscription? I smell a hoax.

A few things stand out. The Tea site has this big picture on the edge, a logo if you will, that we screenshot for you:

Tea Party Review Logo

See that Tea Bag? The Tea Party is full of people who walked around calling themselves teabaggers a few years ago ... only to freak out when the media kindly pointed out exactly what "teabagging" was. Moron members they have many, but there are enough people IN the party now who have distanced themselves from the reference that this should be your first clue.

Now moving on. Let's take a gander at the Facebook page, which is fanned by only 184 people, none of them among the Tea Party elite. Where is Sarah Palin? Michelle Malkin?

Not to mention, the page promises a host of fun articles that seem to fit. Stuff like: 

  • Complete coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign.
  • How are leading candidates reaching out to Tea Partiers?
  • Who deserves Tea Party support?
  • The ultimate rundown on political corruption in America. If you didn’t see it all in one place, you’d never believe it! 
  • Washington’s War on the American Family.

But methinks someone's counting on us not reading down to other proposed titles like this one:

  • How the Top Colleges Turn Kids Into Stupid Leftists

They might think it, but come on, would they really say it? Really? The fact is, everything about this "magazine" is just a tad too close to what a liberal wants to read in a Tea Party magazine. The cover lines on the inaugural issue (top photo) promise -- among other gems -- to tell us "What the Left Will Never Understand About the Tea Party." Sounds like a manifesto to us! Just the sort of thing that will make those folks with the rifle peeking out the blinds at the mailbox go "squeeee." And just the sort of thing that will make a liberal poke fun at the Tea Party. Don't believe me? I just did.

Then again, if it's real, sign me up and pass the bottle of tequila. This could be fun!

So far big sites like Wonkette and the Huffington Post seem to think it's real. What do you think?

 

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Lilly Sanovia

Funny! The Tea Party itself is a hoax though, financed by the wealthy elite to fool the American public into not only accepting but embracing and championing the plutocracy's plan for America. 

Shanin22 Shanin22

Not sure if it's real.... but if it is, I'm sure my grandpa will not only be receiving it but getting two subscriptions so he can give the other one to whichever grandchild most needs to be informed of "the real truth" that month.I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of them, lol.

Connor Orr

I will attempt to avoid any ad hominem remarks because this is pretty sad that you guys sit and blog when you apparently are not productive members of society... maybe use the extra time you spend on sites like this to live a better life. The Tea Party is not a hoax, in fact there are numerous members in the government today. Also, socialism is what we fight not what we support. Definition of Socialism is such that a society is ran in a fashion that focuses on sharing economic assets in a way that goes against human nature. Another point, the word manifesto as if it is derogatory when it simply means to publicly state one's political and economic beliefs in written form. Our government is corrupted, we have a diminishing Constitution and very little remaining patriotism which is sad (Iraq for example had over 2 times the percent of voters than we ever have had before). Final point, there are numerous professors in college that try to swing students to the left as their liberal agendas play out. If you disagree, you apparently did not attend a major university and therefore lack the credentials for writing such propaganda garbage that you puked onto this sad web page.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

The Tea Party itself is a hoax though, financed by the wealthy elite to fool the American public into not only accepting but embracing and championing the plutocracy's plan for America.


Heeeheeeee.  That's funny stuff.

Connor Orr

Connor Orr

  Spelling/ Grammar fixed: I will attempt to avoid any ad hominem remarks because this is pretty sad that you guys sit and blog when you apparently are not productive members of society... maybe use the extra time you spend on sites like this to live a better life. The Tea Party is not a hoax, in fact there are numerous members in the government today. Also, socialism is what we fight not what we support. Definition of Socialism is such that a society is ran in a fashion that focuses on sharing economic assets in a way that goes against human nature. Another point, the word manifesto is used here as if it is a derogatory term, when it simply means to publicly state one's political and economic beliefs in written form. Our government is corrupted, we have a diminishing Constitution and very little remaining patriotism, which is sad (Iraq for example had over 2 times the percent of voters than we ever have had before). Final point, there are numerous professors in college that try to swing students to the left as their liberal agendas play out. If you disagree, you apparently did not attend a major university and therefore lack the credentials for writing such propaganda garbage that you puked onto this sad web page

DebaLa DebaLa

I think the mag could be real, but not for the tree-killing reasons you give, Jeanne. Older, less tech-savvy folks that still prefer hardcopy are the largest voting block come election time, so this seems par. And they still have the web site for everyone one else. Besides, they're showing the tea 'tag' not the tea'bag' in the logo.


 


The only thing is the heavy peppering of cliché TP buzzwords and hackneyed article titles sounds hoaxy. I don't think even they would want to launch that way. But if it is a hoax, it could be to collect contact information from unwitting would-be subscribers, which I think would be wrong. So, I vote 'real.'


Check out http://www.teapartyreview.com/team


Their web site is done by this group below who has a client list (not to mention clues on their own site) that confirm my feeling that the TP mag is real:


http://www.stadiastudio.com/portfolio


 


 

nonmember avatar j

If the mag is that close to what a liberal would want to read then why are you insulting it? Your grandfather is obviously a reasonable man. U take after your mother who rebeled against your dads generation. The greatest generation. By the way you are not alpha over any guy.

ethan... ethans_momma06

Wait. You're knocking them (specifically, in part) for printing an ACTUAL magazine as if that is somehow outdated and is only for the old and fogey. Umm are you aware that Cosmopolitan still has an extremely large base of young subscribers who receive their magazine? What about lovely magazines like 'Parents' that YOU actually are a published writer in?


What I want to know, is how you have the balls to say something like this-


"Nothing says American spirit like killing some trees and wasting extra money on postage!"


when you are a paid writer for a printable subscribable magazine yourself. In addition I doubt if you've actually bothered to research if they are using sustainable forestry or NOT before writing this- AND WTH is wrong with the post office? Or do you not support the literal hundreds of thousands of employees who work there?

nonmember avatar Jon Snow

Actually, these folks are calling on advertisers as we speak...coming from the publishing world, this is about as serious (in intent) as it gets.

Verdict: real

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