Produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews) and Erick Stoll (camera).
On 9.12.2009, we went to Washington DC to document the Tea Party protests against, well, a lot of things, including health insurance reform, the IRS, abortion, global warming, and our "socialist/communist/fascist/Nazi/Muslim" president, Barack Obama. Some of them called for a return to McCarthyism, while others called for Glenn Beck to run for office--indeed, it seemed the only thing that everyone agreed on was Fox News.
A NOTE ON CZARS: Some users have pointed out that White House "Czars" existed long before Ronald Reagan. As it turns out, Donald Nelson, appointed under FDR as a "Wartime Production Czar", was the first. We appreciate this correction, though such an oversight does not dilute our point--the current outcry against Czars is totally ahistorical and the result of Glenn Beck's alarmist coverage of Obama's appointees.