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2,000 rally downtown for Tax Day Tea Party

The Tucson Tea Party held a Tax Day rally Thursday at Tucson's El Presidio Park, which drew 2,000 at its peak. The right-wing group invited Tucsonans to "protest a government out of control."
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Apr 15, 2010, 5:26 pm
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Why don’t you call KQTH host Jon LoGiudice by his actual name, or at least reference it in your story?  Does the Tucson Sentinel endorse the use of aliases by people trying to influence politics using methods (like racist overatures) that would be more difficult under their real names?

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Apr 15, 2010, 6:38 pm
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Luke Knipe asked:

Why don’t you call KQTH host Jon LoGiudice by his actual name, or at least reference it in your story?  Does the Tucson Sentinel endorse the use of aliases by people trying to influence politics using methods (like racist overatures) that would be more difficult under their real names?

In general, we refer to people by the names that they’re known to the public as. Using someone’s “real” name when no one knows what that is doesn’t serve an informative purpose.

Political influence might be marginally easier to wield with an alliterative moniker, but rose by any other name….

I don’t see you complaining that we don’t use Terry Goddard’s “real” name ; )

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Apr 16, 2010, 8:10 pm
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I heard Fox News reported the attendance as, “Over a million,” and showed film clips of the rally to “prove it.” However, close scrutiny revealed the film to be a grainy B&W, public domain copy of a documentary about a May Day march in the former Soviet Union in 1953.

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