Are You Serious About This? (16+ / 0-)
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20 hours a day of Convention Coverage.
Obama PR office releases - to the media of the world - the entirety of Obama's speech, 45 minutes in advance of him giving it, no "embargo," no "HFR" (Hold For Release).
I read 90 seconds of portions of it to try to get its tone. CNN reads portions, too.
The entirety of the speech is posted on this website before the excerpts are out of my mouth.
Therefore, I'm "trying to make" Obama's words mine?
How do you explain McCain's PR office, releasing 90 seconds worth of his speech - making its own editorial choices about what we'll see and what we won't - three hours before the speech, and all of us in the media reading/posting the excerpts.
I appreciate the support throughout this diary, but this post contradicts the writer's point that I was somehow not acting in the role of journalist at the convention. The release of the text of his speech, in advance, was by definition news and needed to be revealed and analyzed as quickly as possible.
By the way, we're still talking about a political speech here, not an advance copy of the last Harry Potter book being used as a spoiler.
"If you're going through hell - keep going!" -- Winston Churchill
by Keith Olbermann on Mon Sep 08, 2008 at 08:52:50 AM PDT
Okay, who came away from this comment with the sound of "whine" in their head? The bold sentence was one of the stupidest things he could've said in the context of this comment.
Um, no, you were not acting the role of journalist at the convention. If you were you wouldn't have been such a dickhead towards your colleagues. And would be anchoring the debates.
Oh, wait, I forgot. It was YOUR idea to not do the anchoring. Jeez, how could I forget something like that so soon?