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Concord Monitor cartoon amplifies debunked ‘Tea Party White Pride’ smear

March 24, 2010 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

The Concord Monitor today ran an editorial cartoon by Mike Marland that perpetuates a now debunked smear by the liberal group NH Citizens Alliance, which alleged in Sunday press release, “NH Tea Party members celebrate[d] white pride day at New Hampshire State House.”

How the Concord Monitor views the NH Tea Party Coalition

How the Concord Monitor views the NH Tea Party Coalition

As a NowHampshire.com investigation showed, the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition had nothing to do with the “white pride” rally, which was actually hosted by Haverhill, MA-based North East White Pride, a group with no affiliation to the Tea Party movement.

The cartoon pictures a shifty-eyed villain drinking from a teacup with his pinky out. On the pinky is the white hood traditionally used by the KKK. “Racism rears its ugly, er, pinky,” reads the cartoon.

Former Democrat Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan has distanced herself from Citizens Alliance’s charge of racism and Citizens Alliance itself has been unable to identify a single member of the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition who even attended the “white pride” rally.

This is not Marland’s first blush with controversy. In February of 2002, Marland drew a cartoon of then-President George W. Bush in an airplane about to destroy the Twin Towers. He later apologized and then retracted his apology.

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2 Responses to “Concord Monitor cartoon amplifies debunked ‘Tea Party White Pride’ smear”
  1. Also, is it not slightly ironic that the kkk hood is on top of a “pinky.” Yeah, it seems a bit like subconscious admission of guilt, to me.

  2. It’s interesting. The KKK was actually founded by Democrats. Check out this article here: http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58295

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