I can't speak for them but am pretty sure they didn't authorize this
Fairly sure the tea party didn't want the bad press, someone else wanted the good. Just sayin. Dissent is alive and well, don't let MSNBC tell you otherwise as we all know by now that they are paid shills who get rewarded for keeping the news tame with a 0% tax rate. Parent GE paid NOTHING in taxes last year but they are certainly not attempting to silence everyone's horribly left-leaning network in change for a sweet tax gig. They just have lots and lots of good accountants, I'm sure.
But here's what they got anyway:
For the second time this month, the NBC/WSJ poll results show that the Tea Party has a net negative rating. In the latest poll released today, 36 percent of respondents said they have a somewhat or very negative opinion of the movement, compared with 28 percent who said they view it positively. That’s the highest negative rating for the nebulous political movement since pollsters began asking respondents’ opinion of it in January 2010. (Although it’s worth noting that the negative ratings for the Democratic and Republican parties – at 43 percent apiece – are still worse.)I must have signed up for the wrong Tea Party because I didn't hear anyone claim Beck, did I get that shit wrong?
The NBC/WSJ poll surveyed respondents in the field from August 26-30 – the height of news coverage of FOX News host Glenn Beck’s controversial “Restoring Honor” rally, which attracted scores of Tea Party adherents to Washington D.C.