Was the teabagger protest a News Corp marketing event?

As I posted Tuesday, some people took time off to protest yesterday. I am not sure what exactly they object to or what they want. It appears that they don't like paying taxes and they object to government spending. Although they may not have realized it, their real purpose was to help News Corp (NWS) to whip up the faithful who watch Fox News and boost its viewership so it can sell advertising.

How did things turn out for those folks? Yesterday a few hundred people stood in the rain outside the White House and a few hundred more did the same in Philadelphia. But in places like Texas and Utah, there were more tea baggers. A thousand protesters cheered Governor Rick Perry when he suggested in Austin that Texas might secede from the U.S. And a crowd booed Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah for accepting $1.5 billion in federal stimulus money.