Ben Smith, with video (08:34) by Max Blumenthal:
I finally made it to Max Blumenthal's funny Take Back America mini-documentary, which includes interviews with various people, including MYDD's Matt Stoller, about "Obama Girl."Howie P.S.: Stoller has left MyDD. Here's how Max Blumenthal frames his video:
Stoller captures the Obama Girl gambit pretty well, I think, with the first part of his comment (it starts around 3:30) and then offers the clearest sense you're going to get of what's pretty much a mutual disdain between Obama and some of the core figures of the 'Netroots.
"You’ve got, essentially, soft-core pornography that is for hire for people that are trying to make money on the energy around politics," he said, continuing, "And that’s like the Obama campaign – that’s what it's about: It’s a narcissistic festival of self-love."
Max Blumenthal takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the liberal Take Back America conference. After scheduling a screening, conference organizers refused to show this film. Featuring Al Sharpton, Ralph Nader, Mike Gravel, leading progressive bloggers and activists.