Ned Lamont, Dylan Avery and Jane Hamsher
I don't know whether this post is going to make a lot of sense, but I'll take a stab at it anyway. Dylan Avery is the writer, director, and narrator of the film Loose Change, which posits a giant conspiracy by elements in the Bush Administration that actually was behind the events of 9-11.
The 9-11 Denial Movement certainly appears to be growing
. But like any movement, it's having growing pains at the same time. Part of the problem is inherent in any movement that aspires to national status. How do you encourage new people to join up, while at the same time tempering the fanatical base who will turn people off?
Some will argue the "big tent" theory, which certainly worked well in the Reagan era. This appears to be the model for the 9-11 Deniers nowadays. Everybody's welcome as long as they believe in some of the story, no matter what their background. This is natural for a fledgling group--beggars can't be choosers.
But as the group gets larger, inevitably some people must be pushed out of the tent. And here's where we get into Ned Lamont and Jane Hamsher
. When Lamont was a nobody talking about taking on Joe Lieberman, he desperately needed people like Jane Hamsher. He needed more people inside the tent. But now that he's got an excellent chance of winning
in the primary, he needs to show her to the exit. It's his "Sister Soljah" moment.