Revealed: Media's Phony Tea Party Leader Is a Phony Soldier Too (Updated)
Racist Dale Robertson was asked to leave the Houston Tea Party last year when he showed up with this sign.
Robertson carried this “n*gg*r” sign at a Texas tea party in March of 2009 and was asked to leave… But he won’t go away.
Andrew Ian Dodge wrote about the Robertson problem at Pajamas Media:
Dale is very much not a hero to those who first encountered him in February of last year. He has been described as a fake, a con artist, and worse by frustrated tea party groups across the land. Houston’s, in particular, is so upset at being associated with the man that they sent out the following press release:
1. He is NOT a member of our Leadership team.
2. He owns a website with which we have never been affiliated.
3. He has never been a part of organizing any of the Tea Party rallies in the Houston area, or any other area that we can find.
4. We addressed some issues involving him back in April. Here it is on our website, where Mr. Robertson himself comments: http://houstontps.org/?p=318
5. We do not choose to associate with people that use his type of disgusting language.
Robertson and his publicist encourage the MSM to consider it a mere squabble between various factions involved in the tea party movement. But quick research on the internet shows that no one in the actual tea party movement wants anything to do with the man.
Needless to say, left-wing sites have been repeatedly drawing attention to him as an example of racism in the tea party.
Even Mother Jones reported in January that Dale Robertson is not and never was a tea party leader and that the mainstream media had “lost its edge” in linking Robertson to the movement.
But, that didn’t stop liberal media hacks from repeating the lie that Robertson was a leader in the Tea Party movement.
On February 12, TPM Muckraker used this racist Texan again to smear the tea party movement.
But, there’s more…
Last month Jonn Lilyea at This Ain’t Hell investigated Robertson’s military record and guess what he found out?
…He lied about his service, too.
This is from Robertson’s webpage:
Initially Dale served his nation first as a U.S. Marine. After completing his duties with the Corps, he reenlisted into the U.S. Navy and became a U.S. Naval Officer. During his distinguished time of service, Dale’s Battle Group was first to the scene on 9/11 as well as first to launch an offensive in Afghanistan. He was stationed on the USS Sacramento which was the life blood of the Battle Group. He faithfully served our nation with Honor and Integrity, retiring after 22 years.
But, it’s not true.
His official record says Robertson was in the Marine Reserves and got booted after less than a year.
Figures. So what are the odds that the state-run media ignores this, too?
UPDATE: This Ain’t Hell made a correction to this story. Robertson served as an officer in the Navy.