Mother Jones has an article investigating county resident Mark Meckler and the Tea Party Patriots, titled “Is the Tea Party movement like a pyramid scheme?”
“One of the movement’s leaders, Mark Meckler, was once a top operator in a company accused of conning consumers. Is he applying the same tactics to the tea party?” the Mother Jones article states. The investigation is here.
It adds, “Meckler’s professional experience in the world of multilevel marketing seems to have translated quite well into the tea party movement.”
The online article also linked to this post (and the resulting comments) from George Rebane’s blog, stating:
“The solicitation apparently raised some cash for the Mecklers, even while raising some eyebrows among local activists who, even without knowing about his MLM background, have begun raising red flags about what they see as Meckler’s keen interest in the tea party movement’s one real asset: its contact database.”
I found the Mother Jones article, because it was referring traffic to my blog this morning.
The Mother Jones report is from Stephanie Mencimer of the publication’s Washington bureau.
Why isn’t The Union digging deeper on Mark Meckler and the Tea Party? All I read are largely glowing reports, as I have reported in the past. They should at least be exploring the issue.