Reporters Cheer Obama Speech
Just as the press could be heard clapping during Bill Clinton's speech on Wednesday night (that's the "working press" including wire services and correspondents from major news and radio stations), reporters were seen applauding Obama's speech last night:
Several members of the media were seen cheering and clapping for Barack Obama as the Illinois senator accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday.Standing on the periphery of the football field serving as the Democratic convention floor, dozens of men and women wearing green media floor passes chanted along with the crowd.Two members of the foreign press exchanged opportunities to take each other's pictue while wearing an Obama hat and waving a flag.Several others nearby screamed "woo" during some of Obama's biggest applause lines.
One could say that such displays are unseemly and shameful coming from our media but you know as well as I that reporters lost the ability to feel shame long ago and could care less if we know they are in the tank for Obama.
But it is still shocking to this old fashioned media observer that people who call themselves "journalists" would engage in such partisanship.