Thursday, 14 January 2010

Some media are more worthy than others.

JJ reported in her blogpost 'Teabagging Behind Closed Doors' that the organizers of the upcoming February convention were not giving the media access to events.

Today a different story is told.

The Tea Party Convention put out a press release today announcing that they were packed and had space for just five news outlets: "Everyone from a small town newspaper in Iowa to Fox News has asked for press credentials. We have had requests from Canada, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Croatia and Japan. We have been hard pressed to accommodate all of these requests and do not have the space or resources to support the entirety of the press corp. Indeed, we have asked the hotel if they would be willing to provide a press room during the convention.

However, given these practical limitations, we have approved the following press organizations: Fox News,,, The Wall Street Journal, World Net Daily."

From here. A Nashville news source is saying that Sarah Palin will allow other media during her speech too. And also. Unless of course it's those narsty Alaskans she had banned from her book-signing shindig last month in Wasilla, you betcha.

You have to wonder how the organizers plan to control the bloggers and exactly how TPN credentials can be determined, for those who aren't part of the establishment. Spell checks?

Yeah, that's probably the ticket in. Anyone who can prove they're grammatically challenged and can pay the $549. to attend (plus $349 for the banquet), as well as spew the standard anti-healthcare reform barking points on command will be allowed in.


fern hill said...

In that photo, Bachmann seems so pale in comparison to the Alaskan $arah. Does Bachmann come from some more northerly place?

Also. Love the Gothic typeface.

deBeauxOs said...

Bachmann's from the Mid-West, Minnesota actually.

Yeah, $a-wah has a healthy demonic glow.

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