Scott Brown Tea Party Movement? Media Distorts Scott Brown Comment

Media eports tried to gain legs that Republican candidate Scott Brown, the Republican running for the people’s Senate seat in Massachusetts, said he was “unfamiliar” with the Tea Party Movement.

Those reports were not true. TPM printed a CORRECTION:

Correction: State Sen. Scott Brown did not use the word
“unfamiliar,” that was how the Boston Globe characterized his remarks.
But after watching video
of the press conference where Brown was asked about the tea party
movement, it appears he actually was unclear about the premise of the
reporter’s question, not the tea party movement itself.

The original Boston Globe article said this:

“The allegation that I vote 96 percent of the time with Republicans is
inaccurate, but I’m proud of the fact that I’ve stood up against
out-of-control spending and taxation in Massachusetts,” he said.

He also claimed that he was unfamiliar with the “Tea Party movement,” when asked by a reporter. [wrong]

View interesting video about Scott Brown at Samuel Gonzalez’ The Last Tradition, and Right Pundits has some analyzation of Brown’s tightening race against Democrat Martha Coakley.