Amanda Carpenter
Yesterday, I told you about the film Speaker Pelosi's daughter has produced for HBO. The Washington Post’s Michael Leahy called it “drive-by journalism, to put it charitably, a string of stupefyingly brief hit-and-run interviews” in his review. He apparently did not read her Salon interview, where she described what it was like talking with GOP voters on the campaign trail.

PELOSI: For me, it wasn't so much the Muslim thing, it was the socialist thing. Respectfully, I wanted to say to them, I live on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. I am on the winning side of capitalism. I work for HBO, corporate America. The Man has been good to me. You, on the other hand, are driving a truck that says, ‘Obama is a socialist idiot,’ and you're in a much lower tax bracket than most of the people in Manhattan that are voting for Obama.” 

Pelosi the Younger also blames blogs for contributing to all the "hate" she saw on the campaign trail coming from conservatives. 

"I think that the blogs have poisoned the political atmosphere in such a way that I never saw this kind of anger and hatred in 2000," she said. In 2008, I was impressed by how angry it got. But you know elections have gotten nasty. I do think that blogs have really given people a place to, I don't know, maybe it's therapeutic for them. But it’s really gotten them fired up in a way. They talk to each other online and then they get worked up and then they go meet each other at rallies. And I just feel like the Internet has really changed the climate at the political rallies."

H/T Newsbusters


Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter is the author of “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton,” published in October 2006.
 
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