Thursday, October 08, 2009

David Weigel Explains Beck, Birthers, Tea Parties and Other Rightwing Stuff

After listening to this I have a better understanding of the rightwing. Terry Gross interviews David Weigel, who writes for the Washington Independent. He attended tea parties and the values voter summit to find out what makes these people tick. He talks about their Bible, not THE Bible, but the book The 5000 Year Leap. Glenn Beck is the new leader, more than Limbaugh and Hannity. Weigel says Beck is able to attract his audience because he always claims to be uncovering something. Essentially, the rightwing is motivated by one thing: Fear.
A must listen: