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The "Tea Bag" Revolution's Unfortunate Name Choice (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/10/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET

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I am so grateful to Andy Cobb for making this video, because I was giggling left and right every time a Fox News anchor used the term "tea bag" and had no outlet for my 13-year-old humor!

Don't know what I'm talking about? Not your fault, you're probably not a government-hating Fox-News watcher. Weeks back when CNBC's Rick Santelli went nuts on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he called for a Chicago "Tea Party" to protest the government "rewarding bad behavior" with bank bailouts and mortgage relief.

People were psyched at the prospect of reenacting the centuries-old technique first used to protest unjust taxation, and have planned "Tea Party" or "Tea Bag" protests across the country for tax day, April 15.

Santelli now wants nothing to do with it, but diaper-wearing senator David Vitter does! As do Fox News anchors Neil Cavuto and Sean Hannity who have signed on with tea parties in Sacramento and Atlanta, respectively.

The following video probes the use of the word "tea bag" in the media coverage of the impending events. Unfortunately, it leaves you with some pretty disturbing mental images.

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