One of the reasons it’s difficult to write accurate history is that people who were there have trouble keeping the facts straight.
Take Stan Meckler, who was there at the founding of the Tea Party movement, writing about its birth and other topics in an “Other Voices” piece, “On the Trump Revolution,” in Tuesday’s edition of The Union.
Meckler informs us that the genesis for the Tea Party movement was a rant by “Rick Santili on MSNBC” about the Obama Administration’s mortgage bail-out program. Alas, the name is “Santelli” and he works for CNBC. But Meckler was right about Santelli calling for a Chicago Tea Party.
That makes Meckler one for three, only acceptable when you’re playing baseball.