As I reported last September, TeaPartyTracker.org was formed by the NAACP, Think Progress, Media Matters and NewLeft Media to “monitor racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.”
In fact, TeaPartyTracker.org never really served a monitoring function; it merely served as another outlet for Think Progress and Media Matters to continue their campaigns to paint the Tea Party movement as extremist.
NAACP jumped on board the agenda with both feet in July 2010, and TeaPartyTracker.org served as the vehicle through which these groups would go after the Tea Party movement.
But an interesting thing happened. TeaPartyTracker.org has gone dormant, with no new entries since October 20, 2010:
Even the Twitter feed has gone dormant, with the last tweet on August 30, 2010:
As I noted when TeaPartyTrack.org was formed, the purpose never really was to monitor the Tea Party movement. The public relations blitz regarding the formation of the website was what mattered in the run-up to the November elections. Merely forming such a website was the point, so as to create the appearance that Tea Parties needed monitoring, and to draw attention away from the Glenn Beck rally in Washington.
Once the Democrats took a shellacking in November, TeaPartyTracker.org served no useful purpose.
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