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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Press kept under a watchful eye


blogs.tampabay.com

CLEARWATER -- Constantly under the watchful eyes of security, the media wasn't permitted to wander around inside Coachman Park to talk to Sarah Palin supporters. When reporters tried to leave the designated press area and head toward the bleachers where the crowd was seated, an escort would dart out of nowhere and confront him or her and say, "Can I help you?'' and turn the person around.
When one reporter asked an escort, who would not give her name, why the press wasn't allowed to mingle, she said that in the past, negative things had been written. The campaign wanted to avoid that possibility Monday.
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Now this throughly floors me... it is one thing to keep the press away from Palin but to keep the press away from her supporters?

I mean are they saying that the press cannot talk to anyone associated with the campaign?

That is unprecedented to think that the whole affair is off limits as if it were a private event as opposed to a public campaign.

I guess they are afraid some semblence of reality might seep in.

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:49 AM
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This is very confusing indeed. If one chooses to attend one of these rallies chances are they are supporting Palin/McCaine. Why would they want to silence there own supporters. I thought that was the idea behind these rallies. To spread the word via word of mouth.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:52 AM
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They didn't silence her supporters, they shielded the supporters from the media. Now, if they were also reporting the same security preventing the supporters from walking over to the press, there would be a story here.

The media has the right to report stories... they do not, however, have the right to speak with anyone who doesn't wish to speak to them.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by highfreq
Why would they want to silence there own supporters.


Because they realize that there is a chance that the supporters will go on record and sound dumb as a pile of bricks. More fodder for Tina Fey and SNL



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
The media has the right to report stories... they do not, however, have the right to speak with anyone who doesn't wish to speak to them.


Wait a second, they weren't even given a chance to ascertain whether a particular person wanted to speak to them!

True face of McCain -- fascist attitude towards press.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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I think the press should play their game back at them and NOT report on anything Palin related. Think that would make them change their minds to let the press interview the supporters?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
They didn't silence her supporters, they shielded the supporters from the media

That is the way it would seem but as buddhasystem stated

Originally posted by buddhasystem
they weren't even given a chance to ascertain whether a particular person wanted to speak to them!

This is an excellent point. The way the story is reported, it sounds like they don't have any confidence in the intelligence of their supporters.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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Perhaps they are tired of the medias portrayal of Palin and her supporters. They could also be tired of everything being twisted around to make Palin seem like some sort of monster. Just a guess though.

Or it could just be they don't want to deal with the press. Period.

I couldn't care less if they talked to her supporters or not.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:17 AM
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Washington Post



In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."


Lovely...

Ugliness begets ugliness... And Palin is getting a bit uglier every day.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537
Perhaps they are tired of the medias portrayal of Palin and her supporters.


Most of Palin portrayals, including unflattering ones, are due to Palin herself. She opens her mouth and comes across as a mavericky sixpack joey hockey mom unfit for the office.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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I think it's much likely that they don't want her supporters talking to the press and showing that many of them are fanatics with almost no sense of reality. Believing that dinosaurs lived along side man and that the earth is only 6000 years old. They can't blame the press if it's her own supporters backing her up on such poppycock and showing just how out of touch with reality she is. It's better to hide her until the election and just show her grinning and doing "cutesy" things.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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wth?
I am really starting to wonder why McCain/Palin want Obama to be the next President so bad?
For the last 2 months every move McCain/Palin have made seems to help Obama more.
Maybe this is our next conspiracy theory...Why McCain/Palin threw the election to Obama?
Weird times.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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According to you and the media.

To me, she comes across as someone who is completely fit for the office, and someone who has the best interests of this country at heart.

There is the difference.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537
To me, she comes across as someone who is completely fit for the office


a) "one can see Russia from Alaska" (she never did, by the way); misrepresented her role with Russian trade delegations (never did anything)
b) traveled to Germany once; Canada doesn't count
c) cannot pronounce the word nuclear without screwing it up (too scientific for her)
d) couldn't explain why the financial bailout would work
e) didn't even know what Bush doctrine was
....etc....

And don't blame the media for things SHE said.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:30 AM
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From the horses mouth not the medias she comes across as an out of touch woman who believes American's are gun toting, six pack swinging, hockey mommas married to a Joe.
It's like the campaign advisers said we have to appeal to main street and they are all idiot rednecks so lets use this stereotype to gain support. It shows how completely out of touch with America the Republican party really is.
Honestly I am offended by her lack of respect for Americans, I am offended by the Republicans lack of respect for Americans and I am sad that there is a percentage of Americans that don't mind being stereotyped into supporting a ticket.

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:32 AM
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It's funny your choices for things that don't qualify her include her ability to pronounce words as you see fit.



Yet, you and the media don't seem to care a bit about all of the outright lies Joe Biden told at the debate the other night.

Knowing full well there was audio to expose his lies, he tells them anyway because he knows the media will never call him on it.

Brilliant.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
From the horses mouth not the medias she comes across as an out of touch woman who believes American's are gun toting, six pack swinging, hockey mommas married to a Joe.


You're right.

I'm sure most Americans are too bitter. We can't tell whats going on because we are too busy clinging to our guns and our religion. We just have too much antipathy for those who aren't like us.




posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537
It's funny your choices for things that don't qualify her include her ability to pronounce words as you see fit.


I think it's not funny at all. A person has a degree in journalism and does not demonstrate proper command of English. Makes you wonder if she reads much (oh yeah, another question she DID NOT answer).



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:38 AM
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Another amusing tidbit here. It seems the media is terribly concerned about what magazines and papers Palin reads, yet doesn't seem to care about Ayers, ACORN, or any of Obama's skeletons.

Also funny how you completely ignore my statements regarding Biden's outright lies.

I know your posting tactics though. I don't think I've ever seen you answer a direct question.





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