We’ve moved on from killing journalism to killing politics.Take it away, Alexandra Pelosi:
such a way that I never saw this kind of anger and hatred in 2000. 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. Because I remember the Bush rallies as being fun.
But you know, a lot’s happened. 9/11 and all that poisoning the well.
The whole partisan Bush years and the war poisoned the well. A lot of
other things contributed. You can’t just blame the blogs.
hoping my film was going to be an artifact of a moment in time. There
is a lot of talk about change. Even John McCain was talking about
change. But change is always going to be harder for some than for
others. And there’s always going to be those who are not ready. And you
see people in my film saying, “I’m not ready. Hey, I’m a redneck, I’m
proud of it, I’m more backwards than the rest of you, and I’m just not
ready. Not ready for a black president, not ready for change, I’m just
not ready.” In four years, in eight years, you may look back at this,
and it may be something totally new. Like a Jewish president or a gay
president or who knows? And this will all seem like nothing. I’m not
giving an infomercial for Barack Obama’s change. I’m just saying that
this will be interesting in the future to see people who just weren’t
ready for this. They may be wrong, but they may be right.