Have you heard about the brouhaha between MSNBC host Keith Olbermann and the Dallas Tea Party? Olbermann attacked the group for its lack of diversity. In response, the Dallas Tea Party created an (allegedly) low-budget video, which it posted to YouTube.
(I say allegedly, because these things tend to have backers with deep pockets. Maybe it just appears low budget, so bloggers and news media will refer to it as such.)
The video is effective. It features several men and women of color calling out Olbermann and MSNBC for the network’s own lack of diversity. The group then invites Olbermann — and whoever’s watching — to attend their next event.
So far the video has more than 100,000 views on YouTube, and it was posted on Monday.
On his show Tuesday, Olbermann called the Web site, Mediaite, which posted the video (where I first saw it), “gullible.”
Here’s the video — watch for the typo:
Did you see it? At 1 minute 16 seconds there’s a photograph of a tea party protestor carrying a sign that says, “I did’nt serve 22 years for socialism.”