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Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

Not entirely sure if I believe this. Found on reddit today. Thoughts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brendan-demelle/study-confirms...

"A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf effort was curated by wealthy industrialists years in advance. Many of the anti-science operatives who defended cigarettes are currently deploying their tobacco-inspired playbook internationally to evade accountability for the fossil fuel industry's role in driving climate disruption."