August 26, 2008

convention coverage

I’d been contacted by several people about doing DNC convention coverage, but now that the convention’s here, I haven’t really heard much more about it (possibly because of email problems). Michelle Malkin is on it, as are the folks at PJM, along with several local bloggers — including the strangely named People’s Press Collective. Zombie is also there for LGF and Pajamas.

I offered my services to PJM — they filed for credentials on my behalf but never got back to me — and now it seems they have Steve Green of Vodkapundit downtown covering things.

Jason Mattera is working for Hot Air, dressed up in hippie protest garb and chatting up passersby. So my doing so, in a reprise of The Citizen Journalist Report, would prove superfluous at this point, I think.

In short, my services this time around aren’t really needed. Which is cool. Because I tivoed a “Law and Order: CI” marathon this weekend, anyway.

So looks like me and D’Onofrio will be spending some quality time together, delving into the minds of sociopaths and — at least on my end — eating lots of pita chips.

viva la revolucion!

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:29am
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Comments (63)

  1. In a word, sucks.

    Viva la revulsion!

  2. That D’Onofrio guy is getting kind of puffy.

  3. Delving into the minds of sociopaths? So you are going to cover the convention?

    Man, I’m so confused.

  4. I don’t like L&O cause it’s too formulaic and there aren’t any spaceships ever.

  5. No big deal, Jeff. Doesn’t mean you can’t “cover” the convention anyway. It would be vastly moe entertaining.

  6. That D’Onofrio guy is getting kind of puffy.

    Having one’s skin inhabited by a giant space cockroach will do that.

  7. There’s an essay analogizing TV’s L&O-era idolization of the machinery of the police and courts (vs., say, Dirty Harry‘s antipolitical cynicism (which, one might note, is perversely characterized as “fascist”)) to the modern press’s compliant reverence toward (most) politicians and their hollow-ceremonial conventions (vs., say, Mencken’s bug-on-tweezers disgust) (which reverence, one may also note, is fascist) in this.

    The sentences should be less messy than that, though.

    Oh! And you could hook it on how Michael Moriarty’s irreverence toward a certain couple of politicians got him blacklisted. They don’t even syndicate his episodes anymore, because he’d get residuals if they did.

    CRISITUNITY!

  8. I don’t think he’s feeling it and I don’t blame him. Baracky said already he’s doing a wonky speech cause he’s feeling defensive about being a magniloquent ponce. So he rented a stadium to do a policy talk. That’s so fail.

  9. Do you make your own pita chips? I’m not a pita chip person. I guess that’s mostly a hummus thing?

  10. Since when did not actually being there stop you from covering it?

  11. That’s it, Patrick. I’m just amusing myself … browsing the archives of the 2004 conventions. Good times.

  12. is anyone else disturbed by the mics the FNC people are using? Brit Hume looked like a mutant elf and Bill O’Reilly looked like he had some tiny penis growing out of his cheek. *shiver* I waited for RTO to get bored and switched over to C-Span… for the dancing.

  13. Count me in on the mic thing, maggie. Creepy little flesh nodes. Gah!

  14. In short, my services this time around aren’t really needed.

    Oh sure. Like if I’ve got some John Grisham and Anne Rice around the house I don’t need Faulkner.

  15. How is your offspring handling school, if I may ask?

  16. I bet Hunter S. Thompson’s ghost and Billy Jack are there in Denver.

  17. Not to mention Shannon Elizabeth’s nipples.

  18. And a ghostly fingertip looking for its living host….
    Should probly be named Manuel or Digby

  19. Maybe there’s a bit of room left for you in the Code Pink RV?

  20. Ahem. I know of a certain outlet that would love to have you cover the convention. They let me get away with murder last night, incidentally.

  21. Jeff, it’s not convention season w/o at least a coupla posts from you. I was spoiled by your ’04 stuff.

  22. If they could set me up with a camerman and an editor, Barrett, I’d be all over it.

  23. Ward Churchill is there. I was kinda hoping somebody could interview him. Cause he’s so scholarly.

  24. D’Onofrio.

    Dude has the worst case of BDS of anyone. Had to drag in Chris Noth to do alternate weeks because Vincent got him a bad case of the 2004 Bush re-election vapors.

  25. Makes a good cockroach. Gotta give him that.

  26. #7 psycho:

    Law & Order is an updated Dragnet. They just added the trial to the police investigation.

  27. Look at the bright side: You avoided the spectacle of shouts of “Kill Jeff Goldstein!”, “Don’t let him get away!”, “You support FEMA camps!”, and “Excelsior!”* from leftist thugs, like what happened to Michelle. Or worse, She Who Must Not Be Named (aka Crazy with a Side Order of Batshit Insane) might have shown up inquiring as to Satchel’s well-being.

    *Well, no one really said “Excelsior!”.

  28. It’s too bad that PJM didn’t tap you for this, as I can’t think of a better event to have a full blown episode of The Citizen Journalist Report, but hey- you win some, you lose some.

    Just don’t miss Minneapolis. I BESEECH YOU!!!

  29. No, the guy who yelled Excelsior! didn’t come back from that pass alive. Don’t want to imitate that one; nor the Captain and his daughter on the schooner Hesperus. Too cold.

    And that ‘Boy on the Burning Deck’ thing – way too warm.

  30. Jeff

    Seeing some of the photos and interviews, I’m sort of glad you haven’t tested your patience by going downtown to “talk” to these idiots.

    However, I think you should offer to team up with Joe Scarborough for a cage match versus Olby and Matthews. Bring your shovel…

  31. I had a couple great ideas for schticks. MM wrote me today, but there doesn’t seem to be a meetup place, and I don’t know anything about anyone I’d be working with.

    I like Jason, but I’m a bit sad he’s doing the undercover bit. He looks better in a suit.

  32. Jesus, is anybody watching Mark Warner? That shit is surreal. How do you sleep at night after delivering something like that?

  33. How do you sleep at night after delivering something like that?

    Carbon monoxide?

  34. Now Hillary’s opening film bit is highlighting the debunked, bullshit astronaut story.

    Unbelievable.

  35. “highlighting the debunked, bullshit astronaut story.”

    This is the Left, the future is the known, the past changes as needed in the service of the wonderful Utopian future we will all get. It’s a sure thing, yes indeedy do.

  36. What the hell, Jeff, loan cynn your laptop and get her out so she can witness and report on this piece of All-American history.

    Barack “Kid Hang Ten” Obama defies odds, defies gravity, and grabs Dem’s jeweled crown on his way to America’s W-House!

  37. Thinking the DNC/Secret Service would let Jeff within a mile of Obama,,,,is a Howl!!! A little reading at this web site and observing how Jeff’s emotional state is in line with Right Wing Ninjas more than any other demographic and knowing of his persistence in the violent arts….hmmm, maybe it’s not a good idea to give this dude a press pass. Esp. after finding those 3 boys with guns wandering around Denver hoping to get a shot at Obama I’d think it’s not a good idea to let ideologues with such a temper to visit with the opposition’s convention.

    “Progressives” (to paraphrase the “Man”) are “Nazis”.

    Yowl!

    Steven King did a story about some guy seeing similar visions about a future would-be President didn’t he?

    eh, thor? what happened here on Aug 22? That blogs still on my reader but now “disappeared” here?

  38. Barack “Kid Hang Ten” Obama defies odds, defies gravity, and grabs Dem’s jeweled crown on his way to America’s W-House!

    He needs to get his buddy Ayers to blow up the Clintons, then. Hillary is already putting her ’12 campaign together, dude, and it will be a lot easier to beat McCain she figures.

  39. I have no idea what happened here on the 22nd. I’m just the referee between reality and the r-wingers.

    Besides, the fact is if the Dem word-police read this blog a shaggy red carpet might unfurl for Jeff. He lets me howl and bark here, and that speaks for itself.

  40. thor, any relationship between you and reality is merely coincidental.

  41. thor: “Besides, the fact is if the Dem word-police read this blog a shaggy red carpet might unfurl for Jeff. He lets me howl and bark here, and that speaks for itself.”

    All it might mean is that Jeff had a dog growing up and has a tolerance for howling and barking.

  42. He lets me howl and bark here, and that speaks for itself.

    You better make sure you know why he does that before you hurt your shoulder patting yourself on the back.

  43. This comes to mind.

  44. Every circus needs a clown.

  45. Looks like I’ll be heading down there today. Incognito. Shhh.

    Too bad I have this fucked up finger. Otherwise I’d ask Alex Jones to arm wrestle.

  46. You’d still kick his ass in a thumb war.

  47. Keep the finger under wraps, or they’ll recognize you.

  48. Sweet. But whatever you do, don’t get into a hot dog eating contest with Jones.

  49. He’s lucky I wasn’t around, I can tell you that much. He made threatening moves toward Malkin. I would have put him to sleep, I think. Finger willing.

  50. Yes, while his minions were calling for her life. I love peace demonstrations.

  51. Yes, those two guys qualify less for minion status than any thread on Protein Wisdom! Real scary dudes, those two guys were.

    On a different note, please do attack that talk show guy. With all the nice cameras and all, we would get to start a legal defense fund for the criminal and civil charges!

    I doubt that pudgy dude would put up much of a fight. This would be the most entertaining thing to happen on the internets since Dan Rather went running for cover.

  52. Since you’re not covering the convention, get off your duff and start working on the book with me. I’m old. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be even moderately sentient. We could be rich! I see movie rights maybe even tv syndication.

  53. Yes, those two guys qualify less for minion status than any thread on Protein Wisdom! Real scary dudes, those two guys were.

    I’d suggest that you watch the video (again? For comprehension?). There were far more than two guys screaming “Kill Michelle Malkin!”

    Suppose you were five foot nothing and somewhere around a hundred pounds and were in the midst of a mob calling for you to die. Would you find that scary? Would you think it was meant to be scary? The nice cameras were already there and the basis for criminal and civil complaints already exists.

    Is it more you want, Mersky?

  54. YEA! That’s what this convention needs. A little Jeff.

  55. Bill O’Reilly looked like he had some tiny penis growing out of his cheek.

    Jeez. O’Reilly with two tiny penises? The mind reels.

  56. Jeez. O’Reilly with two tiny penises? The mind reels.

    He’d still have nothing on George Washington.

  57. Didn’t pan out. Too bad. I looked AWESOME in the costume, which included a Billy Jack hat.

  58. Damn. I wanted to see that hat on.

  59. Off to move furniture at Humble Hall . I question the timing.
    A new sofa is being delivered and it’s raining cats and more cats, and there is no place to put that sofa cause the floor isn’t ready yet. All the furniture now cowers in dense clusters in the other spaces. I have to make a hole in it. I guess there’s always the sun porch.

  60. At least take a picture of that get up.

  61. Suppose you were five foot nothing and somewhere around a hundred pounds

    I’d be shocked if Malkin weighed over ninety.

  62. Obama has already brought forth the “Chicago Way” when it comes to politicing, sending forth his bleating sheeple to silence WGN and Stanley Kurtz from discussing Obama’s ties with Ayers.

    Change you can believe in, eh?

  63. I’m hoping you’ll reveal later that you gumpasted yourself and went down there anyway, so I’ll feel obligated to search my photos to see if you snuck into one of them.

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