This is exquisite. I've taken the video from an irate site that condemns Christopher Hitchens for "echoing conservative smears". (I noticed it from Martin Peretz's blog at The New Republic.) In my much smaller way, I'm quite often accused of smears and uncouthness - especially concerning people who, by virtue of old age or recent death, are supposed to be immune from criticism - and I've come to the conclusion that these are charges made when the facts are not seriously in dispute but are considered to be not a genteel topic for discussion.
Here Christopher refers to Barack Obama as "a very shallow and flaky candidate" who is a member of a "dumb, nasty, ethnic rock 'n' roll racist church". He also observes that Hillary Clinton "wouldn't mind running as George Wallace if it would get her the nomination". There's no doubt about it. I'm concerned about Barack Obama's foreign policy stance so far as one can be discerned; but the Clintons' campaign has had consistently ugly undertones.