Tag Archives: Tea Party Movement

New Left Media interviews Glenn Beck fans at his “Restoring Honor” rally.

New Left Media always does a pretty good job of letting the folks on the Far Right demonstrate just how clueless and misinformed they really are. As you can imagine going to Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally is a veritable gold mine of crazy just waiting for a chance to speak its mind. One thing is clear, the Republican talking points have permeated the brains of the faithful completely and when confronted with a few simple factual questions, well, let’s just say it leaves them a little confused:

I particularly like the lady at the beginning who says she’s there to “show people we’re not crackpots.” The rest of the video leaves that statement open to debate.

NLM interviews Tea Party Protesters at the final healthcare reform protest.

The guys from New Left Media are at it again exposing the Tea Party Protesters for the ignorant, clueless dolts they really are:

It never ceases to amaze me how many people can be so willing to work against their own self-interests because FOX “News” told them to. These people have nothing but Republican talking-points to spew out in response to the questions being asked. None of them has put any thought into it beyond what they’ve been told by Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh. None of them has made the effort to find out what the bill really has in it on their own. They freely admit that they watch FOX because it reinforces what they believe already. They’re protesting something they have only misinformation about.

The folks over at AMERICABlog remind us that  New Left Media is a couple of undergrads who take on this task with no real outside funding other than what folks have donated to them via PayPal. They’re doing great work and deserve our support.

New Left Media covered the recent Tea Party Convention in Nashville.

And they brought back video of what they found. As you might expect, it makes for painful viewing. Check it:

From the official synopsis:

After criticism of the convention’s cost, for-profit status, and payment to Palin, multiple national Tea Party organizations withdrew their participation.

But the event went on.

And so did the paranoid, conspiratorial assertions–that President Obama was born in another country, that he has covered up his college transcripts, that he is pushing a communist/socialist agenda, that he is protecting terrorists and endangering our country, etc.

The organizers of the convention made great efforts to limit access to the press, and even held “new-media training” sessions to help the Tea Partiers sound and look better on camera–the more people see inside this movement, the less like it. But we got ourselves into the event, where the right-wing, fringe sentiments were on plain display.

That said, these Tea Partiers–able to pay the cost of attendance–are more affluent than those at the 9.12 DC March, and more self-conscious of [how] they are portrayed in the media. There were fewer signs and homemade t-shirts here, but the attitudes, if more subtle in delivery, were the same.

It’s amazing to think these people can vote. Which is why it’s important to make sure their beliefs and opinions are made as public as possible. Only by exposing the massive ignorance and self-delusion these people have can we be sure they don’t gain power in this country.