Bayshore Tea Party Attacks MMM Over LD 13 Coverage

Bayshore Tea Party co-founder Barbara Gonzalez sent an email to her members this morning accusing MoreMonmouthMusings of basing its coverage of the LD 13 primary based upon who advertises on this site.  Gonzalez posted an identical message on two Tea Party facebook groups and then blocked from MMM publisher Art Gallagher from the conversation after he responded.

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What Gonzalez falled to mention, is that MMM offered her candidates, through Gonzalez personally and through Leigh-Ann Bellew, the same advertising rates offered to the Monmouth County GOP candidates who advertise here.  Bellew said she wanted advertise here, but has yet to do so.   MMM welcomes all advertisers of legal products, services or campaigns.

Our political editorial content is never influenced by who advertises on this site.  We do give commercial advertisers editorial plugs.  We do not disparage commercial advertisers’ competitors.

Controversy drives traffic to this site, and exposure to our advertisers.  From time to time, controversy also results in pressure on advertisers to pull their ads. A current advertiser has pulled their ads in the past and then come back.  The ads work.  Most recently, MMM lost an advertiser over the Christian Peter stories which were looked upon unfavorably by the establishment GOP.  MMM will take those lumps rather than alter our content and commentary.

Gonzalez also alleged that MMM censors comments favorable to her candidates. That is not so.  Gonzalez says she has proof of the censorship.  Another Tea Party leader, Helene Henkel, requested to submit screenshots of the censored posts on MMM.  Gallagher asked that she email them to him.  She has not done so.

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Posted: May 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Bayshore Tea Party Group | Tags: | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Bayshore Tea Party Attacks MMM Over LD 13 Coverage”

  1. Wild Accusations said at 10:19 am on May 6th, 2013:

    Only put you in a deeper hole Babs. Quit while you are ahead.


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  2. Richard Zuendt said at 10:31 am on May 6th, 2013:

    Oh poor Barbara, throwing another hissy fit. She is such a joke, but her actions reflect in a negative way on all of those hard working Tea Party members who actually have an IQ above that of a brick.

  3. What Barbara said at 10:40 am on May 6th, 2013:

    Doesn’t get is that this is not an attack on the Tea Party. Tea Party ideals are wonderful. It seems to me that’s this is more about candidates who are incompetent or on qualified would be a better word and the Tea Party leadership that is just plain nuts. Maybe that’s the kind of truth that hurts Barbara.

  4. TeaPeaParty said at 11:38 am on May 6th, 2013:

    If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Simply ridiculous, you are the first to dish dirt but sure as hell can’t handle the truth when it’s thrown right back at you.
    The TP ‘s are all the same peas in a pod, it’s their way only, no one else matters to them, very prejudice . Not was NJ needs.

  5. Not my cup of tea... said at 12:02 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    And once again, we hear utter nonsense from the leader of the BTPG.

    In no way does she represent the core values of the Tea Party movement.

    She is on seriously shaky ground when she attempts to limit and control what information her followers are exposed to. It is clear from her letter above, that she is more interested in establishing a radical cult, and possibly renaming the group “The Bayshore Babzoonies”.

  6. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Bellew Campaign Seeks Help From Monmouth County Democrats said at 9:06 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    […] but she banned MMM publisher Art Gallagher from the BTPG’s facebook page.  Eariler today, Gonzalez accused Gallagher of censoring BTPG members’ comments on this site.  That hasn’t […]

  7. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Bellew Attacks MMM said at 1:14 pm on May 22nd, 2013:

    […] attack today follows Bayshore Tea Party Group co-founder Barbara Gonzalez’s allegation on May 6 that the Republican incumbents in the Monmouth County and LD13 primaries were getting favorable […]