It was a rough week for Tea Party Nation.
The group first accused MSNBC's Rachel Maddow of joining as a sort of liberal spy, and after TPMDC's coverage of the issue (and Maddow denial) the site seems to have gotten a flood of liberals engaged in apparently suspicious activity.
Organizers with Tea Party Nation, planning a convention in Nashville next month starring Sarah Palin, sent out an email blast late Friday detailing what they have seen, and noted they will "correct these problems."
"They have joined en masse, coming on the site to offend, disrupt and interfere as much as they can," organizers wrote. "They have uploaded inappropriate content, sent us obscene messages and even uploaded pornographic images."
Organizers lament the corrections may slow what has been "phenomenal growth."
The message, which we obtained as a member of the email list, is in full below.
A message to all members of Tea Party Nation Friends, over the last 36 hours, our site has been attacked by liberals. They have joined en masse, coming on the site to offend, disrupt and interfere as much as they can. They have uploaded inappropriate content, sent us obscene messages and even uploaded pornographic images.
We are taking steps to correct these problems.
We want to take this opportunity to thank those who have become members of Tea Party Nation in the last few days. Before our site was assaulted, our growth had been phenomenal. Our precautions are going to slow our growth, but ultimately will keep TPN the site that you want it to be.
Visit Tea Party Nation at: http://www.teapartynation.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Last week Keith Olbermann talked about our coverage of the issue and teased Maddow about the tea party group using her name.