American Citizenship Seems Not to Have Changed British Author, Contrarian...
By Alan Breslauer on 5/1/2007, 2:03pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Alan Breslauer

Newly minted American citizen Christopher Hitchens does little to dispel the commonly held opinion that he is a snobbish, condescending, hypocrite in this video snippet from the L.A. Times Festival of Books held over the weekend. In the video, a ballistic Hitchens, who became an American citizen on April 13th, repeatedly calls for security to throw a man out of the panel discussion on religion & culture.

While the video does not show what sets Hitchens off, according to Luke Ford (who is seen asking the prior question) the episode began when the audience member attempted to question Hitchens about the US government's role in 9/11. Strangely, Hitchens repeatedly calls the questioner a "fascist crackpot" while having him restrained, muzzled and eventually tossed.