Although I first saw this video in late August, I think it's still worth posting. At Glenn Beck's recent "Restoring Honor" rally, the group New Left Media (which consists of college students Chase Whiteside, Erick Stoll and a camera) interviewed and filmed some of the folks in attendance. Just as they've done in the past at such events as a Sarah Palin book signing and Tea Party rallies, New Left Media exposes the ignorance and mindlessness by some of the people on the right. As you'll see, the interviewer (Chase Whiteside) doesn't have to work hard to bring out the ignorance and mindlessness of these people. This video is loaded with priceless nuggets. Some of the highlights or (depending on your outlook) lowlights include:
- A man asserts that Al Sharpton is the leader of The Black Panthers (at the 2:48 mark of the clip)
- People say they had never heard Glenn Beck's infamous comments in which he called President Obama a racist (3:23)
- A woman (with no evidence to back it up) accuses President Obama of pitting blacks and whites against each other (4:20)
- Plenty of anti-Muslim sentiment (7:00)
Credit goes to Chase because he somehow manages to keep a straight face throughout all the madness. While watching Hardball with Chris Matthews last night, I was pleasantly surprised to see a piece of this clip. It aired during the segment about the organization (TeaPartyTracker.org) that monitors racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement. The video put together by New Left Media is on the TeaPartyTracker.org site.