A report published by the Wall Street Journal on October 25 revealed details of an internal memorandum written by leaders of Tea Party Patriots, to maintain pressure on new members of Congress after Election Day.
The CNBC “Remington Under Fire” documentary that premiered October 20 misfired in terms of substantiating allegations that the trigger mechanism on Remington's highly popular 700 series is unsafe. Instead, the "10-month investigation" essentially rehashed charges, allegations and complaints stretching back into history for years. The timing for the recycling of unsubtantiated charges was curious, considering the proximity of the program's release to the elections.
According to John Amato, founder of the Crooks and Liars blog, a Bloomberg poll confirms a notion that readers of The New American may celebrate but left-wing media outlets such as Crooks and Liars lament: The Tea Party movement's ideals are an extension of those held by The John Birch Society. The not-so-happy liberal blogger wrote, "A new Bloomberg poll on the Tea Party movement confirms ... Tea Party activists are an extension of the most extreme, far-right John Birch Society values, with the added bonus of funding from the corporate right."
On October 22 the Internet-based whistleblower organization WikiLeaks published some 391,000 classified U.S. military documents on the Iraq War. WikiLeaks alleges the documents prove that the U.S. government continued to look the other way to Iraqi government torture through the end of the first year of the Obama administration and that civilian casualties in the Iraq war were much higher than publicly documented.