The PBS headliner rises to the defense of Saul Alinsky, “a patriot, in a long line of patriots, who scorned the malignant narcissism of duplicitous politicians and taught everyday Americans to think for themselves and to fight together for a better life.”

Newt Gingrich has been slandering (Moyers’ word) the late community organizer in his campaign appearances, although his crowd “knows nothing about the target except that they are supposed to hate him,” says Moyers. By explaining who Alinsky was and even how Gingrich himself has adopted at least one of Alinsky’s talking points, Moyers shows that the candidate, who claims to be a historian, is either ignorant of Alinsky, or is deliberately misleading people. Below are Moyers’ essay on Gingrich and Alinsky, followed by this week’s entire Moyers & Company episode. — PZS

Bill Moyers Essay: Newt’s Obesession with Saul Alinsky from on Vimeo.

How do Conservatives and Liberals See the World? from on Vimeo.

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