I’ve been a fan of Bloggingheads.tv since it was created; heck, as I just told founder Bob Wright, I happened to have grabbed my Bloggingheads.tv t-shirt (which was given to me personally by sort-of co-founder Mickey Kaus) on the way to the hospital when my sons were born, so the very first pictures of me with them show (faintly, through the hospital gown) the goofball BHtV logo.
Bob is a good fellow but an unapologetic lefty, and so the site guests do tend to slant left. Recently, I noticed a few discussions on the site where the Tea Party was being discussed… by people who had no involvement with or real direct knowledge of the movement.
So I emailed Bob (who I’ve gotten to know) and gently pointed out that he was covering the Tea Party movement as if it were Uzbekistan. I explained my history working with Tea Party Patriots (I was a founding Board member, but stepped down in October before my twin sons arrived) and offered to put him in touch with somebody from TPP who could speak directly about the movement, but despite my urgings, Bob said he really wanted *me* to do it, because he knows me and knows I am familiar with the format of the site.
So, I did. You can watch or download the 67 minute-long video here, with the embed also below.
Great fun, and I hope Bob will have me back on this or other topics. My only complaint was he was probably too nice, and didn’t goad me into saying nearly as many snarky things as I could have (although check the comments on the video closely for a few of those that I added post-facto).