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February 10, 2010

Marvel to Edit Explicit "Tea Bag" Reference from Captain America Comic, But Leave In Everything Else Indicating These "Anti-Tax" White Protesters are Dangerous Racists, So You Should Be Appeased, You Stupid Teabagging Racist Bastards

Wow... They're removing two words and leaving the rest of the clear implication that Tea Partiers are racist revolutionary trash aligned with murderous racist survivalist-type groups.

A "tea bag" reference in a recent Captain America comic book that has angered the Tea Party movement will be removed by Marvel Comics in future editions, the story's writer told FoxNews.com.

In issue No. 602 of Captain America, "Two Americas, Part One," the title hero and The Falcon, a black superhero from New York City, stumble upon a protest rally in Boise, Idaho. They see scores of protesters carrying signs that say "Stop the Socialists!" and "Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!"

Captain America says the protest appears to be an "anti-tax thing," and The Falcon jokes that he likely would not be welcomed into the crowd of "angry white folks."

Ed Brubaker, who wrote the story, told FoxNews.com he did not write the "Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!" sign shown in the edition, insisting that the words were added by someone in "lettering or production" just before being shipped to the printer. It will be changed in subsequent editions, he said.

"I don't know who did it, probably someone who thought it was funny," Brubaker wrote in an e-mail. "I didn't think so, personally. That's the sign being changed to something more generic for the trade reprint, because I and my editor were both shocked to see it."

The "teabaggers," the article notes, are not appeased.

That particular sign may have been added by a letterer, but that letterer did so because it was crystal clear what the writer intended.

I sort of doubt this writer was "shocked" to see the word in the comic. All the letterer did (assuming it was his insertion) was make explicit what the writer clearly implied.

Apology unaccepted.

Compare: Chuck Todd of MSNBC is hopping mad that Bill Sammon of Fox said that the media "hates the tea partiers almost as much as Sarah Palin."

Total lie, Todd says.

And besides -- gee, that's only the opinionistas who hate the Tea Partiers! The "straight reporters" apparently love them.

It's just this weird complete disconnect between reporters and commentators in the media on this issue.

Here's a straight reporter:

And speaking of straight reporters (ahem), Anderson Cooper thinks it's pretty funny to make "teabagger" jokes about Tea Partiers.

But -- you know. Straight (ahem) reporters love the tea partiers and stuff.

There has been a longstanding claim by reporters, disputing that they are liberally biased. Sure, they concede, we tend to be liberal on social issues, but on fiscal matters, we're moderate or conservative, and thus are biases offset. See, we're really centrist moderate independents.

Well, the Tea Party Movement is an expressly fiscal-conservative movement, and we see how "moderate or conservative" these straight (ahem) reporters are on such matters, don't we?


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