A Convention that bans CSPAN has something to Hide: Update Kassie Hunt Proves My Point

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A Convention that bans CSPAN has something to Hide: Update Kassie Hunt Proves My Point

This story really shouldn’t shock me.

In a first, only one TV out­let — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live cov­er­age of Saturday’s South Car­olina Demo­c­ra­tic Con­ven­tion where 21 pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates are expected to speak, draw­ing heated com­plaints from other networks.

C-​SPAN, which has never been denied live cov­er­age of a state con­ven­tion in the network’s 40 years, has reluc­tantly pulled out of the con­ven­tion and other week­end events spon­sored by the party. CNN has filed a com­plaint. Fox will also be barred from pro­vid­ing live cov­er­age to its viewers.

Now it would be no shock to hear a lib­eral argue against Fox, after all that’s what they do, nor, and if MSNBC made a finan­cial deal with the party, you could make an argu­ment that it should get pref­er­ence over CNNbut CPAN?

CSPAN is the clos­est thing to a pub­lic util­ity there is when it comes to polit­i­cal broad­cast­ing. It couldn’t be more vanilla if Dunkin Donuts put the word “French” in front of it and put it in their cof­fee. Basi­cally it’s whole modus operandi is point­ing a cam­era and micro­phone at an event and show­ing things as they are as they happen.

My guess is that’s the problem.

We’ve reached the point where the Demo­c­rat party has become so rad­i­cal, so out­ra­geous and so frankly un-​american that to allow access to their con­ven­tion and their events to CPAN which will show things as they are, and broad­cast peo­ple say­ing what they think in their own words com­pletely in con­text with­out any spin or edits or break­ing away is to risk defeat in a gen­eral election.

Do not be sur­prised to see this repeated in state after state, the masks are all off and the left is all in.

Via Instapun­dit who rightly calls MSNBC “Demo­c­rat House media”

Update: This is exactly why they only want MSNBC to report on what they say:


A cor­rec­tion did come even­tu­ally on twit­ter but this was broad­cast and how many peo­ple who say the orig­i­nal broad­cast will see the cor­rec­tion and how promi­nent will said cor­rec­tion be?

This story really shouldn’t shock me.


In a first, only one TV outlet — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks.

C-SPAN, which has never been denied live coverage of a state convention in the network’s 40 years, has reluctantly pulled out of the 
convention and other weekend events sponsored by the party. CNN has filed a complaint. Fox will also be barred from providing live coverage to its viewers.

Now it would be no shock to hear a liberal argue against Fox, after all that’s what they do, nor, and if MSNBC made a financial deal with the party, you could make an argument that it should get preference over CNN… but CPAN?

CSPAN is the closest thing to a public utility there is when it comes to political broadcasting. It couldn’t be more vanilla if Dunkin Donuts put the word “French” in front of it and put it in their coffee. Basically it’s whole modus operandi is pointing a camera and microphone at an event and showing things as they are as they happen.

My guess is that’s the problem.

We’ve reached the point where the Democrat party has become so radical, so outrageous and so frankly un-american that to allow access to their convention and their events to CPAN which will show things as they are, and broadcast people saying what they think in their own words completely in context without any spin or edits or breaking away is to risk defeat in a general election.

Do not be surprised to see this repeated in state after state, the masks are all off and the left is all in.

Via Instapundit who rightly calls MSNBC “Democrat House media”

Update: This is exactly why they only want MSNBC to report on what they say:

A correction did come eventually on twitter but this was broadcast and how many people who say the original broadcast will see the correction and how prominent will said correction be?