Some are accusing Jon Scott Ashjian, a new Tea Party candidate running for U.S. Senate, of being a fake. The allegation? He was put in the race by agents of Senate Majority leader Harry Reid to siphon votes from the GOP.By "agents?" Could they make it sound more conspiratorial? An image posted along with the article is captioned "Is it possible to be a fake Tea Partier?" Judging my the next paragraph, it is pretty clear that what Ms. Yellin attepts to do here is paint the tea partiers and conservatives as conspiracy theorists.
Add this to the hundreds of articles published by CNN to discredit and demanize Tea Party activists. Someone keeping score yet?
So the conspiracy theories abound from Tea Party activists and worried Republicans: Ashjian's never attended Tea Party rallies; he hasn't coordinated with local organizers; the secretary of his Tea Party of Nevada, Barry Levinson, is a registered Democrat.