Right off the bat the ‘reporter’ in this story from the Union Leader has gotten a major fact wrong.
The huge glaring mistake is: The article states “Zernike, who covered Sarah Palin’s failed bid for vice president in 2008, began covering the Tea Party from its earliest days in February 2009.”
Unfortunately for her, the tea party started on December 16, 2007. This tells us that this reporter really has no clue what the tea party is or how powerful it is or even when it started.
If a supposedly ‘Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter’ can’t even get her facts straight we wonder what the state of journalism is coming to?