Uh, I disagree. Fox's Perino: Bush White House Did Not Engage In Partisan Politics http://t.co/YK6p8k6XAg
— Valerie Plame Wilson (@ValeriePlame) September 14, 2013
Last night was such a s***-show for the MSM, and unbelievably the best news reporting on the dramatic attacks in Boston was coming from the merging of old technology–Police Scanners–and social media on Twitter.
The Tweets from on-the-ground people in Boston, Watertown, Cambridge were timely and highly accurate. There was a journalism professor and a bunch of his students and/or colleagues who happened to be in the area and they set up a makeshift newsroom in someone’s apartment, and out-performed CNN (hard to believe, I know) just by literally looking at what was going on outside on their street, and following the scanners. They would decrypt some of the more arcane police codes and report what the police were saying to each other.
(Note that Police Scanners do not transmit in real time and also note that they do not give locations. There is no tactical information in scanners that criminals could discern to their advantage, or at least that is my understanding.)
The Bostonians were reporting facts for several hours before someone got Jake Tapper in front of a camera. It was absolutely amazing to watch my Twitter Timeline roll past with nugget after nugget of news (interspersed of course with all the robots and timed marketing tweets)
Anyway, I think last night citizen journalists were media heroes, and Twitter shined bright. It was completely unexpected and pretty marvelous to watch.
I always maintained that listening to Wingnuttian Pundits is like listening to 3-year olds having a play-date:
But it get’s better:
Anyway, short-fingered vulgarian Donal Trump and anchor-baby Michelle Malkkkin seem to be having some sort of slap-fight, so my day is already made.
The Kenyan has learned to use the Twitter Machine.
(Mitt and Rob — it’s just full of comic Rob Delany’s Twitter snark brought to cartoon form.)
MPS Coverage of the 2012 Goat Rodeo
Tengrain and Axel Grease are live-tweeting the debate between team Willard and Team Carebear
Tweets about “#2012GoatRodeo”
You can join the fun, too: We’re using the Mock, Paper, Scissors hashtag of #2012GoatRodeo. Pro tip: if you click the little box that says Tweet #2012GoatRodeo, you can tweet right from MPS! (I think you have to have a Twitter account though. Test it and see!)
That video would be the one wherein the Stench says that half the country are untaxed moochers.
I had to shut off Twitter and stop listening to Queen Ayn talk about how women have it harder than men and that’s why you should vote for her husband who will make it even harder by taking away women’s healthcare and forcing them to bear their rapists children.
Everything about these people is appalling.