3.5 hours in and my feet are killing me already!
There is so much to see and do and hear – it is truly overwhelming. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) is speaking now and just quoted Samuel Adams -the one about it doesn’t take a majority to rule, but a pesky minority that constantly acts up (para-phrased, of course!).
I’m sitting in this chair, right now!
Earlier, I attended the Media Malpractice session by John Ziegler. During the session, he showed the entire, UNCUT post campaign interview he did with Sarah Palin. This is the same interview that caused a media storm a few weeks ago when some snippets where shown in the usual MSM outlets.
John would show Sarah videos of different interviews (Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson, Katie Couric) and different media “interpretations” of her during the campaign. At times, she said it was her first viewing. Other times you could see the hurt on her face – especially when the attacks were on her children.
Practically every answer, sentence, aside utterance was twisted and misreported to fit the MSM’s agenda. She said that her office STILL gets calls on the “is Trig really her baby?” idiocy. She contacts papers to for corrections – nothing happens.
She said during this election cycle, something happened – there was a shift in society and in the behavior of the MSM. Forget fact-checking or balance. The new rules are harsh, unfair and unbalanced. If reputations are trashed or children are harmed – who cares? As long as the ratings are good – let’s make something else up!
The saddest part is that (she and John discussed this at length) if she’d been picked as Obama’s running mate, she’d have been handled with kid gloves.
Oh, for something completely different, I learned about The Rule 5 of Blogging.