Why does Breitbart hate Tea Partiers?

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And when will he apologize?

This seems like a very big deal because in light of the news yesterday that Obama had reportedly used the phrase "Tea-baggers," right-wing activists flew off the handle, insisting that using the term was an unpardonable insult, akin to using the N-word.

No joke.

From the Washington Times's Inside the Beltway column:

"This remark is the equivalent of using the 'n' word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and with a smirk. It is indefensible to use this word. The president knows what it means, and his people know what it means. The public thought we reached a new low of incivility during the Clinton administration. Well, the Obama administration has just outdone them," ATR president Grover Norquist tells Inside the Beltway.

Meanwhile, The Drudge Report yesterday referred to the "tea" phrase a "slur."

So yes, Andrew Breitbart has some explaining to do. His headline from April 14:

I'm a Proud Tea Bagger

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