New Left Media, a duo of college documentarians, has previously been known for interviews with Tea Party activists at rallies who have little to say beyond talking points and who seem surprisingly misinformed about politics. However, this new video by NLM of last weekend’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, hosted on the National Mall by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central, shows that there is plenty of misinformation to go around.
One man, holding a sign reading “Exaggerated Hyperbole will Sink Important Legislation,” confessed he had no idea what the sign meant. One woman says she has a problem with “all the politics one way and the other. I mean really, we can do this without freaking the fuck out,” yet later admits she hasn’t followed her local congressional elections. And of course, a group of 9/11 conspiracy theorists made their way to the rally; whether they were serious or satirical remains to be seen. You can watch the video below.