The Devolutionist is not a huge fan of Matt Taibbi. He's got passion, but sometimes he does not seem to have a clear handle of his subjects (his writing on the Wall Street bailouts, for example, came off, in the Devolutionist's opinion, like a college paper written by someone who had given up understanding his research even as he continued to cite sources.) He should stick to writing articles like this one. It doesn't break any new ground, but it does put insightful context around the Tea Party:
Tea & Crackers
As a complement, this article from the Village Voice works nicely. VV writers have a habit of not pulling punches, so it's refreshing to read a piece in which the author begs people to "stop believing a word this pus-bucket, Breitbart, utters." The Devolutionist has the same thought every time he sees Andrew Breitbart in any forum:
White America Has Lost Its Mind
One wonders if the media coverage of the Tea Party and "humans" like Breitbart and Palin and their ilk has less to do with their importance and more to do with that same urge that causes people to rubberneck at accidents on the freeway. It's as if the media is collectively saying "What a fucking mess, are you kidding me?" It's a theory, anyway.