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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.

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New Left Media has another entertaining video from Glenn Beck’s Saturday Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. Think of the attendees what you will, but there is one striking part of the video regarding Beck.

Last year, Beck referred to Barack Obama—our country’s first African-American President–as a “racist… who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” When offered the chance to respond to Beck’s statements, his fans either agreed with him or simply refused to believe that he had ever made them.

It definitely happened, even if Beck recently walked back (kind of) from his comments. Anyway, check out New Left Media’s rally interviews below.

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