US media uses sexual word 'teabagging' to highlight 'Tax Day' protest

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Washington, Apr.17 (ANI): For thousands of Americans, Tax Day was a moment to protest against bloated budgets and a pile of debt being passed on to their children.

For television channels like CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use the word "teabagging" in a sentence.

Teabagging, for those who don't live in a frat house, refers to a sexual act involving part of the male genitalia and a second person's face or mouth.

So when the anti-tax "tea party" protests were held Wednesday across the country, cable anchors and guests-who for weeks had all but ignored the story-covered the protests by cracking a litany of barely concealed sexual references.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper interspersed "teabagging" references with analyst David Gergen's more staid commentary on how Republicans are still "searching for their voice."

MSNBC's David Shuster weaved a tapestry of "Animal House" humour Monday as he filled in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann.

The protests, he explained, amount to "Teabagging day for the right wing and they are going nuts for it." (ANI)

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