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Fox 2 News St. Louis Lies About Tea Parties **UPDATE**

Charles Jaco of Fox 2 News in St. Louis filed a fabricated story claiming that a) the St. Louis Tea Party is organized by something called The Constitution Party, and b) the Constitution Party is an extremist, white supremacist group.

I will say only this:

1.  Neither Dana Loesch nor I is a member of the Constitution Party.  I did not know of such an organization before April 14, 2009

2.  The Constitution Party did not sponsor, organize, or advise the organizers of the St. Louis Tax Day Party or the February 27th Tea Party

3.  I have no evidence that The Constitution Party is a white supremacist group

4.  Charles Jaco has no evidence contradicting any of the above assertions

In short, Jaco lied.  Every person attending today’s Tea Party in Kiener Plaza at 6:30 p.m. deserves an on-air apology by the general manager, Spencer Koch.   

UPDATE:  I just spoke a manager at KTVI.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TEA BAGS.  I didn’t realize that they handle suspicious packages as carefully (FBI) as the government.  My stupidity at play here, folks.  I’m sorry.  

If you have already followed my bad advice,  please email.  I’ll contact the station and let them know.  

Again, my apologies to you and to Channel 2

If you would like to see such an apology, contact Channel 2.  In fact, why not send them some tea bags?

Station Contact Information:
Mailing Address:
2250 Ball Drive 
Saint Louis, MO  63146
Main Station Phone: 314-213-2222
(Main KPLR Phone: 314-447-1111)
Assignment Desk Phone: 314-213-7831
Newsroom E-mail:  [email protected]

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

11 Comments on “Fox 2 News St. Louis Lies About Tea Parties **UPDATE**

  1. Am I the only one upset about the goverment making the elderly pay for their
    medicare ins? They are holding out for the past 2 months from their ss checks,
    what will these people do when they can’t pay their monthly bills and buy food
    or their medicines? They already live in poverty. But we can send millions of
    dollars to other countries that never help use. Why can’t we take care of our
    own first? Once the elderly that are on a fixed income get behind how are they
    goning to get caught up? I’ m furious with the goverment.

  2. Just one more slanted story from the channel’s resident lefty. Jaco does it on a regular basis. No one with any brains takes his little “pieces” seriously.

  3. Oh forgot;

    Thanks, Bill for the tea parties, It’s really encouraging,

    Let’s roll and keep up the good fight; Independance Day

  4. I’m not a Ron Paul supporter, but I certainly don’t think he’s a right extrmeist. You think they would be more hysterical about the Socialist Nazi Party growing in MO; they have an Adopt a Highway sign somewhere near Springfield (I think) or at least the Islamic Centers and groups like CAIR which are breeding grounds and/or money laundering for terrorist.

    Think we should be more than upset about the following:

    FBI spied on TEA Party Americans

    Exclusive to the Northeast Intelligence Network & Canada Free Press

    Douglas J. Hagmann, Director & Judi McLeod, Founding Editor, Canada Free Press



  5. Well false news in st.louis just got wiped off my comp.
    and i will not watch the news cast never again.
    I dont belong too any group,party except a chemtrail group.
    Jaco has upset me very much with his bs.
    The next tea party needs to be at fox 2.

  6. An outragoeus slander. Frankly The Constitution Party is a little wacky (though not racist per se) but linking you with a marginal third party who they claim is racist is literally defamation. You should sue.

  7. Typical lazy journalism, Jako should be ashamed of himself.

    Here is a link to the constitution party http://www.constitutionparty.com/ interestingly enough Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party for President during the 2008 elections, IMO that in itself speaks volumes for the Constitution Party. Far from a white supremacist group.

    Here is their description from their web site:

    “The Democrats and Republicans have squandered the Founders’ legacy of liberty and justice under the Constitution. Countless government officials in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government ignore their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.

    Join the Constitution Party in its work to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations.”

    My what a bunch of radicals they seem to be…Sounds like a group anybody who’s serious about reforming government could get behind and support.

    Jako is a sorry excuse for a reporter. I found this information in 1 minute on Google, I think he did too but of course the truth probably wouldn’t be as exciting as all the BS he just fabricated.

    PS Bill thanks for all the effort you have put forward in organizing the Tea Party, I will be there this evening.

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