Chase Whiteside (interviewer) and Erick Stoll (cameraman) of New Left Media talk to a handful of the tens of thousands of Americans that gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend for Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally.
I have mixed feelings about New Left Media's ongoing exposé of tea party events. While Whiteside excels at getting tea partiers, birthers, and Palin supporters, etc...to reveal the inherent contradictions within their philosophies, the interviews are just snapshots that really don't do the movement justice.
Some tea partiers subscribe to libertarianism, others to Bush-brand neo-conservatism, and many are just scared by the current economic climate. There is no monolithic tea party philosophy. These videos often portray partiers as a homogeneous group of racists, fear mongers, and idiots, which simply isn't true.
Video from New Left Media.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
By Stephen M.