David Dayen and I edited this short video clip pretty quickly so I could use it during a panel discussion I was on at the AFN10 conference in DC this week. I think it was on CSPAN as well. Media Matters sent in some really nice footage to help it get off the ground and we added some from C&L and a few other links.
The point of the clip was to show how conservative members of the republican party in Congress are being used as transmitters for insane, crazy talk that is spewing out from right wing hate radio and FOX News. They are mainstreaming far right paranoid delusions that used to be discussed behind closed doors of 1990's Patriot/Militia meetings during the Clinton years, but now---hello America.
It's a major point that we make in our new book, "Over The Cliff."
You can see the full panel discussion at UStream. It was called: 'Tea Parties, Beck, Bachmann and Blarney' (The audio is pretty awful)
Eric Burns of Media Matters was the moderator and the panel was made up of:
Don't forget to grab a copy of our new book here.
I had a chance to talk to John Atlas after the panel during our book signing and he's a very cool guy who is a huge NY football Giants fan as well since he's in Jersey, so he's OK in my book.