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Tea Party News Network website staff quits after report on ‘despicable practices’
The conservative Tea Party News Network website (TPNN) lost most of its staff on Thursday following a mass resignation over the site’s “despicable practices,” Politico reported.
“You regularly show contempt for the people who make all your financial success possible,” the group said in a letter to site owners Todd Cefaratti and Kellen Guida. “The staff who work around the clock to produce timely and breaking content is regularly reminded that ‘writers are cheap.’ The audience is regarded as unsophisticated simpletons.”
But the group accused TPNN management in its resignation letter of steering money raised “using non-profit dollars and resources” into a for-profit company without any transparency, while posting “increasingly vile and unacceptable” content.
“The activism that built all the infrastructure is considered a ‘pain in the ___’ not as an opportunity to save the country,” the letter stated. “As a group we can no longer tolerate being associated with these despicable practices.”
The letter was posted in its entirety by the Washington Free Beacon