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It began with an on-air rant by CNBC commentator Rick Santelli. It became a major political movement, with elected representatives on Capitol Hill. The Tea Party has come a long way, but who’s really behind it? On this edition: how some of America’s largest corporations are using grassroots movements to influence law makers. We hear excerpts from Taki Oldham’s documentary “The Billionaires’ Tea Party” and learn more about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Mark Crispin Miller; New York University Media Studies professor, Lisa Graves; Center for Media and Democracy executive director, David Koch, Americans for Prosperity chairman, Tea Party supporters
Inside the ALEC Dating Service
Did David Koch Buy Ryan the VP Slot?
ALEC Exposed: The Koch Connection
Ryan Has Kept Close Ties to Wealthy Donors on the Right
Tea Party Poses Threat to Democracy
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps
Ground Zero of the Global Block Collective ft. Hon. George Rithm Martinez and Clara Sylara Martinez, “Occupation Freedom”
Mr Lif., “Live From the Plantation”