First of a three part series on America and the Tea Party. Journalist Will Bunch talks about the two years he spent researching his book “Backlash;” Historian Zoe Trodd explains how the idea of protest gets appropriated by groups like the KKK, the White Citizens councils of the 1950s, and the Tea Party of today; Photographer Richard Misrach photographs the voice of the people; your host recalls the first right wing person he ever met (his college roommate); and the TMI Washington D.C. correspondent starts a twisted journey into the secret depths of a conspiracy.
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Our series wraps up this week with Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi explaining why the Tea Party is full of shit. Naomi Harris takes us into the world of overweight swingers from the the Bible Belt. Your host suggests the ‘rant heard round the world’ is fake (or at least disingenuous). Internet activist Zephyr Teachout explains how a political opportunity was lost. Cartoonist Tim Kreider fears the return of the madness, and TMI’s man in DC goes to New Orleans to do something while your host goes to the Stewart/Colbert rally.