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CBS White House Correspondent Mark Knoller Uses ‘Tea Bagger’ Slur

By on 3.20.10 | 8:54PM

Blogger Jimmie Bise reports that Mark Knoller of CBS News sent this Twitter message, using a derogatory gay-sex term to refer to tens of thousands of protesters in Washington today:

Obama's motorcade arrives at Capitol Hill. Boos and jeers passing tea bagger protests.

Liberals have a monopoly on "civility," you know.

UPDATE: Matthew Balan at Newsbusters notes that the same slur has been used by Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews of MSNBC, and by Monica Crowley and Anderson Cooper of CNN.

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