AP Quote on London Riots: “In America You Have the Tea Party, in England You’ve Got This”

The leftists are rioting in London – It’s sort of like a tea party.

A shop is set on fire as rioters gather in Croydon, south London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Violence and looting spread across some of London’s most impoverished neighborhoods on Monday, with youths setting fire to shops and vehicles, during a third day of rioting in the city that will host next summer’s Olympic Games. (AP/Sang Tan)

You knew this was coming…
The AP wrote about the rioting in London tonight – and included a quote comparing the mayhem to the tea party movement in America.
The AP reported:

In the Hackney area of east London, hundreds of youths attacked shops and set fire to cars, leaving a trail of burning trash and shattered glass. Looters ducked into a small convenience store as the blackened shells of two cars burned nearby, filling plastic shopping bags with alcohol, cigarettes, candy and toilet paper.

“This is the uprising of the working class. We’re redistributing the wealth,” said Bryn Phillips, a 28-year-old self-described anarchist, as young people emerged from the store with chocolate bars and ice cream cones.

Phillips claimed rioters were motivated by distrust of the police, and drew a link between the rage on London’s street and insurgent right-wing politics in the United States. “In America you have the tea party, in England you’ve got this,” he said.

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  • ahem

    The Left is composed of such vicious idiots.

  • shibumi

    Let me get this straight- people peacefully protesting government spending = people rioting, injuring police and destroying property? Is that what they’re saying?

    And wouldn’t that be the same as… people cutting themselves while preparing dinner = shot to death by thug?

    Or how about… 7/11 slurpy machine not working = famine in Somolia.

  • rbosque

    Wow. We’re looting and burning buildings to the ground?

    Reap what you sow England! It’s political correctness that’s burning down your cities! Go ahead, import more people from the third world!!!

  • You know, as angry as the Tea Partiers I know got about the general fecklessness and incompetence of the US government, I could swear onna stack of Constitutions, that we never went out and began burning police cars and city busses, and looting local businesses. Maybe we just didn’t get that memo. Eh – strange days, indeed.

  • StrangernFiction
  • gus

    Negroes riot in Milwaukee, Chicago, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia.

    There is your comparison.

    Of course, we aren’t allowed to talk about this.

  • BurmaShave

    WOW! Bryn Phillips has a future for himself. I hope MSNBC field scouts notice this sharp analyst.

  • gus

    I was in the UK in March and April. We are the UK and they are US.

  • Ella

    Ridiculous comparison. The thugs in England would be our left wingers. The entitlement people. Claiming victimhood. Calling people names, throwing things with intent to hurt, setting things on fire and causing general destruction. Take things from others by illegal means. Losers.

    AP has got it all wrong again, as usual. Those British thugs could learn a thing or two from us Tea Partiers.

    Hey Britain, get your military ready.

  • kansas

    Actually the US has “youths” greeting people at the Wisconsin State Fair.

  • Azcon

    His ignorant comment most likely has to do with the portrayal of the Tea party in European media.

  • arnonerik

    The Tea Party is about restoration of constitutional principles not street riots. Most of the anarchists we have here are either in public service unions or they hold high government positions where our Community Organizer President appointed them.

  • Major Kong

    Britain now, the rest of Western Civilization in a death of a thousand cuts.
    “Camp of the Saints” looking more and more prescient by the day.

  • “self-described anarchist” shows he don’t know nuthin’ about anything.

    The media/gov’t have a self-interest in dodging here that doesn’t have squat to do with “Tea Party” but something ELSE. Notice they don’t want to draw attention to any suggestions of parallels between this and the FRENCH arson rioting a couple of years ago.
    Brilliant idea! Evoke “tea party” to get everyone looking in the wrong direction.

    THe original Tea Party just terrorized the Brits, all those crates of first quality tea in Boston Harbor, all wet, not a flame or casualty in sight, the horror. Those days must be looking pretty good now in comparison.

  • No Man

    Close. In America we have the Tea Party so it will not get like London afire.

    Plus, we have Korean shopkeepers and Liberty City residents with AR-15’s.

    In England they prosecute citizens for defending themselves against savages.

    If the Barackalypse isn’t prevented, the US will burn.

  • Bob Z

    I need to get a Tea Party t-shirt

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Meanwhile, in REALITY-LAND:


    OH LOOK! There was another incident today!

    What? These exclusively-black mobs of people with the satanic motto “Kill Steal Destroy”, which mantra they’ve been ingesting via their ears and eyes for nigh on twenty years, ARE TEA PARTIERS?

    Gangsta Rap and Black Liberation Theology are TEA PARTY CREATIONS?

    Wow! Whoda thunk?

  • Carbon Pootprint

    bahhahahahahaaha moron leftist trash. The Tea Party will be the people protecting their property from your equivalent here.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    A clue for you pure-evil, Satanic, mind-programming Associated Press reporters:

    Rioting in America is the exclusive domain of the Godless LEFT-WING.

    Rioting, looting, killing, burning, stealing, destroying: THIS IS THE LEFT, YOU MORONS.

    The political Left-wing, and their intentionally-made-ignorant (BY YOU, YOU EVIL BAST&&DS) slaves are the ones for whom these are standard, yearly, monthly, and daily FUNTIME activities.

    Rioting, looting, killing, burning, stealing, destroying…


    “Burn it all down.” — Every Democrat Politician In America, and most of their voters.

  • shibumi

    #6 August 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    gus commented:

    Negroes riot in Milwaukee, Chicago, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia.

    There is your comparison.

    Of course, we aren’t allowed to talk about this.

  • yeah, makes perfect sense, in a liberals mind, aka fairy tale land

  • Steve

    “This is the uprising of the working class. We’re redistributing the wealth…”

    Yeah, because we know the Tea Party was all about redistribution of wealth….

  • #20 August 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    Taqiyyotomist commented:

    A clue for you pure-evil, Satanic, mind-programming Associated Press reporters:

    Rioting in America is the exclusive domain of the Godless LEFT-WING
    amen to that, just like when the left was burning crosses and churches all through the 20’s til the 60’s. embrace it left, you own it.

  • gus

    STEVE!!!! These LIBTARDS, believe candy bars and ice cream treats are “WEALTH”.

    How do you think, the ICE CREAM TREATS and HERSHEY BARS…….fared in the INFERNO’S??

    THE DOLE, ..created this mind set.

    “Your Money for nuthin’ and your ice cream treats for free!”

  • Contessa61

    In America, you have flash mobs….

    Zero evidence of violence from the tea party. Just another liberal media mouthpiece passing along lies.

  • big L

    what to do, what to do? Maybe have the cops and the British Natonal guard use flash bangs and tear gas and,yes, bullets, to stop the riots. If the police start shooting ,whether it is flashmobs of Obama voters or British scum, I bet the riots stop pretty quick. the L.A. riots in ’92 stopped when the ist of themonth arrivedand the Post office could not deliver the checks. the Post Office has standards for safety of carriers…

  • Multiculturalism at its finest!

  • el polacko

    did they really find a doofus who said that or did the ap just make it up because it fits their narrative ?

  • Alana

    Those police retreating from the rioters in that video – pathetic.

    Makes me think that the U.K. is done.

    Interestingly, in another one of those videos, there was this older black lady yelling (profanely) at everyone, saying, “This was supposed to be about the death (or whoever that guy was), and here you are looting and stealing.”

    And I’m ashamed of you, and so on.

  • WarEagle82

    And the stupid Brits are ignorant enough to believe it is the same thing. Western Europe is in the middle of a collective suicide pact. Obama wants to sign on on our behalf…

  • Rose

    In America – the last 50 years – there has only been ONE BRAND of disgruntled people who have rioted and burned shops and thrown molotov cocktails, and bashed innocent people, etc etc etc

    NONE of them have been the kind to be even ATTRACTED to American Tea Party membership.

    That in turn tells us everything we need to know about the Disgruntled Rioters in England.

  • regularguy

    I just want to forewarn any of you leftists out there who might feel compelled to insult me, to my face, like the AP thinks it can disparage the Tea Party: you will likely find yourself on your ass having been on the business end of my fists. And, don’t worry, that’s no threat, that’ll be a fact.

  • Rose


    The first one is form a shadow government using humanitarian aid as cover.
    Step two: control the airwaves.
    Step three: destabilize the state, weaken the government and build an anti-government kind of feeling in this country.
    Step four: you provoke an election crisis.
    Step five: take power. You stage massive demonstrations, civil disobedience, sit-ins, general strike, you encourage activism.

  • LL

    Tea Party members never rioted. They assembled peacefully with their families. They made their wishes known. They picked up their own trash and they left.

    Of course the Liberal Media would call that a riot because the Tea Party aren’t a bunch of collectivists. Sen Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said that the Tea Party wasn’t legitimate because the people looked as if they had jobs and were too well dressed. She is the only Democratic Politician who came close to the truth because most Tea Party members are employed (how can anyone trust the employed?).

  • gus

    Rose, OBAMA and his PEEPS, would NEVER DO SUCH A THING. HOPE and CHANGE!!!!
    You must be one of those VIOLENT, RACIST, TERRORIST……TEA BAGGERS!!!!

  • #31 August 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    WarEagle82 commented:
    And the stupid Brits are ignorant enough to believe it is the same thing.

    It’s the media and the government collusion to fog who is engaged in this mayhem and the blatent looting and vandalism – destroy is the purpose. Less partisan Brit heads are calling it out without the spin, faulting the Socialist gov’t for crushing the intiative of LAWFUL people in favor of coddling the vandals.

    London hasn’t been burned this bad since Hitler bombed it.

    “THe destoyer of a nation is a citizen of that nation.” Arab/Swahili proverb.

  • gus

    Alana, I am half British. I was in the U.K. in MARCH and in APRIL.

    Britain, MEET America.

    Same SHIIT, Different Day.

  • Redwine

    Notice that the AP/Pravda doesn’t have comments.

    The demonization of peaceful Tea Partiers reminds me of the demonization of Israelis. The terror-supporting Left slanders the victims and refuses to listen to the truth.

  • Molon Labe

    Sounds like they are the equivalent of our “flash mobs.” I bet the rioters are the same color too.

  • bg


    AP = Allah’s Puppet


  • Freddy

    Maybe, he was referring to his plan to clean up everything after they are done with their protest, just like the Tea Party does!

  • Estragon

    It is not difficult to stop rioting and looting IF you have the will.

    Shoot them on sight. Then reload. Repeat as needed.

    ANY other approach just lets the rioting, looting, and mayhem go on. They carry away their loot and come back for more once the stores rebuild and restock.

    Harsh? Maybe not if you’re a shop worker trapped in a burning building.

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  • dallasdan

    So, the anarchists are looting and burning the impoverished neighborhoods. Good for them; urban renewal is a good thing. The police should be killing them like rabid dogs, furthering the positive outcome of this uprising.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “In America you have the tea party, in England you’ve got this,”

    Put a different way, in the U.S., disagreement by the Right leads to formation of a political bloc in order to bring about change. In the U.K. (and likely the rest of old Europe), disagreement by the Left is likely to result in widespread unrest, property damage, and possibly loss of life.

  • rbosque

    The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
    —-Will Durant

    That’s why they like “diversity” and “multiculturalism”.

  • Marsh626

    Uh… no…

    Right-wingers simply don’t riot.

    We’re too civilized.

    The Tea Party is famous for leaving an area spotless after we protest and for being well behaved and peaceful.

    The worst we do is shout sometimes.

    Ask the police…

    These riots are being carried out by leftist demographics: the lower class (some white), blacks, “anarchists” (aka anti-Western communists), other ethnic minorities and young people.

    This just goes to show how desperate leftists are to always find a way to bash us no matter what.

    Even when it’s their base who are acting like sub-human savages, they somehow find a way to blame it on the Right or to take a jab at the right.

    It’s so sad and pathetic.

  • Marsh626

    Also, this gives a very revealing glimpse into how the leftist international media brainwashes people.

    They constantly protray us as these violence and dangerous lunatic extremists.

    And that’s being generous…

  • Yucky

    The Tea Party is the exact opposite of everyone in these riots.

    We’re totally opposed to everything they stand for.

    With pride.

  • Redwine

    And instead of destroying property and looting shops and businesses like these hateful, violent, filthy and destructive Leftists, we Tea Partiers respect life and property. We Tea Partiers are young and old, rich and poor, of all races, religions and walks of life. Above all, we respect and uphold our Constitution, embrace our vibrant history and cherish our Republic.

  • pst314

    “‘This is the uprising of the working class. We’re redistributing the wealth,’ said Bryn Phillips, a 28-year-old self-described anarchist….”

    Funny how every “anarchist” you meet is a parasite.

  • Redwine

    Talk about redistributing our wealth, Comrade Dear Leader has stolen enough of it to send over to Africa: White House announces $105 million in Africa aid http://tinyurl.com/43fpdst

  • kakypat

    Redwine…what a great statement about the TEA Party, and patriots in general.

    They fear us…

    We are winning.

  • kakypat

    Heck, Redwine…my reply was meant to your #52.

  • Redwine

    THX, kakypat . I certainly hope that we will win. Our children depend on it.

  • Old One

    Gandhi,s quote describes the left’s reaction to the TEA Party perfectly.

    First they ignore you.
    Then they laugh at you.
    then thet attacj you.
    Then you win.

  • pst314

    But I wouldn’t want to quote Gandhi too much. After all, he would lecture us that we must be utterly passive and let those rioters kill and loot and burn as much as they want. (Yes, Gandhi was in many ways a crackpot deserving only contempt and derision.)

  • jennifer

    what idiots. They are rioting because they are not getting enough entitlements/welfare/freebies from the gov’t. These folks would be better aligned with our unions.

  • Atlas Shrugged

    It’s clear from these comments here that WE understand these people are NOTHING like Tea Party members. The question is, how do we keep vile, disgusting trash like this from being vomited all over us in the liberal media?

  • ohiochili

    “Yeah we’ll show ’em. We’ll burn our own houses down!”

    Comparing the TEA party to common looters and thugs is really stretching it. The media is just waiting in eager anticipation for the next tragedy to unfold, wringing their hands and salivating over the prospect of another spin on how to blame it on us.

    It still blows my mind every time I read one of these stories that demonize common, decent Americans who go to work every day and live clean, love the United States, and peacefully want to preserve her. It’s just so crazy-like someone is playing the music backwards.

  • Justavoter

    Those three syblings that are running around robbing banks and shooting at people, Tea Party baby, Tea Party.
    Did you know why Assad of Syria is killing his own people to remain in control, Tea Party baby!

    Why do male lions sometimes eat his cubs, you got it,Tea Party!

    This can go on and on and on.If the MSM would just pay me five bucks for each made up comparison I would be living on easy street, that would be the street where 800 billion in TARP cash ends up.

  • Libturds are the “reality based community” remember?

  • Bill Mitchell

    Has anyone else noticed the Left has a REALITY problem?

    They have such trust in their “models” that they actually claim publicly that reality itself is wrong and their models are correct. This is pervasive:

    1) Global Warming/b> – over and over again, the global warming models have been proven incorrect. The left’s response? Reality is wrong.
    The Economy – Keynesian Economics does not work. If ever there was a test tube for Keynesian, the Stimulus was it – yet on its grandest stage with all the world watching it failed miserably – and still the left says their Keynesian model is correct and that reality is not responding as it should – reality is wrong.
    3) The Tea Party – the left’s Tea Party model says that it is a bunch of violent, racist extremists trying to terrorize America and bring down our economy. However, don’t ask them to present any actual evidence of this – they can’t – and yet, on every new show they spout the same lie. Every single state that is following Tea Party principles is prospering while those following leftist principles are dying.

    The list could go on for pages.

  • Bill Mitchell

    As 2012 elections approach, I fully expect the Left to stage violent riots just like we see in England. Even though it is obvious to anyone that these are leftists thugs doing this, the MSM will look you in the eye and blame the Tea Party.

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  • mike191

    AP is to journalism as ripple is to fine wine.Ditto to post65.

  • Scott

    Heard in democrat circles: Get your talking points here! The new talking points are in, get your talking points here!

    Talking points from Media Matters: Make the Tea Party a target! The Tea Party has proven to be a threat to the creation of the new United Socialist States of America, USSA…We must destroy the Tea Party by any means necessary.

    Now we get to listen to our national leadership, media pundits, the AP, Reuters, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Weather Channel, MTV, every major newspaper editorialists, the BBC, and several foreign governments denounce the Tea Party as racists, destructive, ignorant, fascists, terrorists…Was it Biden who described “Tea Party Terrorists” who held the American people hostage over debt negotiations? Conspiracy anyone???

  • Scott

    It is becoming more clear everyday that we are being subjected to a conspiracy between the media, our government, and a shadow government hell bent on creating a socialist state here in America…It is an astounding realization to understand the depths of this conspiracy. Our people are being brainwashed by the relentless repetition of talking points produced by the shadow government of communists…

  • Scott

    My recommendation to patriotic Americans who believe in the Constitution, keep doing what you are doing. The media smear campaign we are witnessing is prove positive that the Tea Party movement is seen as a threat by our new-communists…

  • Sam Stone

    This would never happen here. This is what happens in a country that has disarmed its law abiding citizens.

  • tommy mc donnell

    the people doing this were brought to england by their leftist politicans to help the left take over the country. multicuturalism is colonization. colonists conquer the countries they come to and this is what is happenning all over europe. the armies the left brought to european countrieare starting to take over those countries. the left(the democratic party)is doing the same thing here and they are in a much stronger position then they were in the 1960’s thanks to colonization.

  • Andreas K.

    Yesterday in France.

    Today in the UK.

    Tomorrow in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands…

  • mg4us

    Bryn Philips is such an idiot. .nothing could be further from the truth. . . (By the way Philips is so stupid can’t spell BRIAN correctly!!)

    Clearly a result of lax educational standards and immigration enforcement.

    These hoodlums in the “ethnic” areas of the UK are nothing more than concentrated flash mobs of low-life’s. . the kind in Wisconsin, Iowa, Philly, New Your and Chicago. . .and more to come!

    TEA party more like Margaret Thatcher and her principles. . .

    AP is the leftist arm for All Propaganda. .

  • wtd

    One has to stretch beyond reason to find any thread of reality in this analogy. . .stretch all the way back to 1773, when the original tea party protested taxation without representation by dumping imported tea in Boston harbor rather than accept the levy. To draw a comparison between current riots and the tea party would require a similar foundational protest . . . the good for nothing anarchists demand for ‘social justice/govt entitlements’ simply doesn’t cut it. Treason by any other name is still treason.

  • mg4us

    Here is a picture that says it all


    As one can plainly see, the dark-skinned youth on the right holding the dude’s shirt is a perfect representation of an individual from the TEA PARTY.


    Remember, in 2009 the TEA Party marched on DC for the first time. . . over a million American citizens and Patriots gathered on their own dime. . and there were no incidents (actually crime in DC was down that day) and left the Capitol Mall area clean and spotless. . .unlike during the inauguration of Obama!

    That scene is in the head of every RAT (DemocRAT) and RINO in Congress and in the White House. . . it frightens them. . . they know their days are numbered if they do not Destroy the TEA Party and Conservatives quickly. . . that is why there is a concerted effort to tarnish the TEA Party image. .

    The image above is what AP will not show you. . All Propaganda AP.

  • Sam Stone

    Cameron canceled his vacation because of this. I would bet ObamAA+ would run to Martha’s Vineyard.

  • WSG

    It’s true, we protest by Tea Party, they protest by riot. Obviously, we are much more civilized than they are.

  • Molon Labe

    This demonstrates how the Left sees the world order. If you have it and we want it we will riot, loot, and burn to get it. Work? What do you mean work. Its my right to steal and rob.

    If you look at these thugs they are the same sort of people who make up the flash mobs in Chicago, Philadelpia and NY.

  • Militant Conservative

    Nothing at my house is worth dying for.

    Gun in every room, training and a tactical plan with the wife.

    Go ahead, come on in. the only warning is the Texas fag on the pole and

    my NRA sticker. (life member)

    It’s not about guns, is about freedom. Come in peace, leave in piece.

    Come in anger leave in pieces.

    powder is dry

  • O:F

    You can laugh or you can take it seriously, but I ‘d say this is really just payback for supporting Libyan thugs calling themselves rebels. Bomb another country for no reason and this is eventually what you get, its called bad karma.

  • This is the uprising of the working class. We’re redistributing the wealth,” said Bryn Phillips, a 28-year-old self-described anarchist, as young people emerged from the store with chocolate bars and ice cream cones.

    Chocolate bars? Ice-cream cones? That’s supposed to be wealth?! Yeah, I wonder how many of those the good Mr. Phillips “re-distributed” among his chums. Bloody LIAR! He’s not distributing anything. He’s simply STEALING.

    This Bryn imbecile certainly qualifies for a job at The Regime (a.k.a. the Obama “administration”). But I’m afraid the ever-svelte Madame Deficit (a.k.a. Michelle Obama) would not approve of his eating habits.

    As an American who grew up in England, it breaks my heart to see how the left has destroyed it.

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  • Dave

    I’m from the UK andh love the rioting, I’m out tomorrow – can’t wait… beats xbox online! A rioter with a molotov cocktail in his hand is not fighting for civil rights any more than kkklansman with a white mask and holes for eyes lookin for a slave.. but DAAMMMM it feels goooooood!!

  • eaglewingz08

    Next week Newsweek/Time Mag Cover, either Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann photo in front of London Burning.
    Of course the nuts who are burning down London are leftwing not rightwing, and want to redistribute wealth, not restrict state government, but why let little details get in the way of a gross libel of the Tea Party? The fact that this assessment went unchallenged is damning to the lamestream media’s claim of objectivity.


  • AuntieMadder

    #1 ahem commented:

    The Left is composed of such vicious idiots.

    That pretty much sums it up.

  • AuntieMadder

    #87 August 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    sushhi commented:


    You’ve posted that comment at the wrong blog. PuffHo and DKids can be found at the next exit down the Internet superhighway.

  • James black

    This is nothing to do with the left you are misinformed. this is about stupid criminals that are highly organized. this is not politics this is crime. quoting one idiot is meaningless. he may feel what he feels to be true but for the rest its pure crime. stop calling it something its criminals pure and simple and using it politically is sick.

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  • This is just a micron-ism of what this country is about to experience! Look at London than look at something like the above! It is coming! We here in the states, with so many now in “hands out, it belongs to me not you” mode are choosing to remain blind to the reality that is facing us!

    Riots are already beginning as evidenced by the Wisconsin Fair mobs, Chicago and elsewhere. Hold on to your seats kids! A Soviet Style Marxist President who is openly advocating class warfare, lack of responsibility and overt racism, combined with a mass media and officials who refuse to report it as is (like Black on White mobs or Black or Black crime for example) has us aimed squarely at the anarchy we are now seeing around the world. It all leads to a nightmare that is coming here! It’s only a matter of time and most likely much sooner than one thinks!

    Since the President, media in general and unfortunately much of the public have chosen to use class warfare and racism to propel their failed agendas, I’m afraid we really need to brace for the worse! IT IS COMING.

    And make no mistake about it. This bozo in charge will blame those of us who played by the rules! It is coming!