Thanks to a combination of a left arm still unable to shovel, a wife deserving a good night’s sleep, the need for additional confession and weekly scheduled adoration I found myself away from my laptop until nearly 2 pm yesterday meaning that the 1st report I had as to what was going on in Richmond Virginia at the 2nd Amendment Rally came from my son repeating what his ultra liberal friend(s) were sending him him about White Supremacists etc when I picked up up just after noon. I told him at the time that because his friends resided in the liberal bubble their information was unlikely to be accurate or complete which proved to be prophetic when we finally got home after picking up DaWife and finally getting to sources of info that were not being censored by youtube or pre-written by folks trying to advance a meme rather that write news.
The 1st clue to the truth of this came at lunch with CNN as usual in the background on one TV at our favorite lunch haunt (the one drawback to the place). The lack of live coverage and breathless headlines during our meal demonstrated that all was not going as the media expected.
It also demonstrated the value of conservatives not abandoning Twitter as it became an excellent avenue to disseminate reality to people who wished to deny it as the 2nd Amendment march in the former 2nd Capital of the Confederacy turned out to be typical of tea party events that I had covered for many years while foiling every hope of a left media breathlessly waiting to proclaim a Charlottesville or a Kent State.
So today let’s look at five of those tweets and my responses that in my opinion illustrated the events of the day so well.
Don’t touch that Play Button, Part 1
Twitter is in many ways a lazy medium where many people will send a tweet with a link and video and people will either not click the video or follow the link allowing you to make any meme you want stick. That strategy however fails pretty miserably if people do
Oh my God people are walking down the street!— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 20, 2020
I'm sure you mean well but I suggest you spend some time with your family, regain perspective
There are few things less frightening that a video of people walking down the street doing absolutely nothing threatening
Don’t Touch that Play Button 2
You know we can hear them, right? https://t.co/yCwtRNGMSL— It's still 2016 apparently (@jtLOL) January 20, 2020
If you’re going to be a blue checked NBC reporter tweeting out clips of chants at a live event it does behoove you to match the chant with the clip you claim to be tweeting out to make the media’s contention that unlike bloggers you have layers of fact checkers credible.
The Scott Brown Election Night Memorial Clip
Take a look at the faces of the reporters particularly in studio, the disappointment is palatable! https://t.co/MhHpxSzBuM— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 20, 2020
The saddest look I ever saw on the MSM’s face was the election night when Scott Brown won in Massachusetts but this one wasn’t all that far off. it’s even worse when the 1st guy interviewed is named Manny Cruz. Maybe he’s one of those “White Hispanics”. Anderson Cooper was even more taken aback here
His face says it all it looks like he’s going to throw up.
DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media outrage in Action
Nothing gets a story demoted faster on a MSM webpage than a Democrat/media narrative that is unmet by reality.
Moment of Accidental MSM/Left Clarity #1
#rephrased if only our friends on the left showed up to the #VirginaRally then we would have had the violence that we predicted from the #2a people to commit happen!— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 20, 2020
This is irony squared https://t.co/30lLQ32JUH
Don’t you dare get the idea that the right isn’t violence just because there wasn’t any. Yeah there was no violence by the right, but that’s only because the tolerant and noble left wasn’t there to cause it!
Moment of Accidental MSM/Left Clarity #2
You mean to tell me there are no riot cops at a place where there are no riots happening? What kind of mad sorcery is this?— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 20, 2020
I remember covering a big tea party event during the 2012 primaries in NH that some expected trouble at. There was a single cop and not a harsh word to be said. The police at these events know when they’re in danger and when they’re not
I am the Ghost of Teaparties Past
Maybe Baltimore or SF can invite these folks to rally for gun right there. It will save them millions from their sanitary budget.
600 miles away the crime wave begins…
Why do I have the feeling channel 7 Boston would have been highlighting something different if the narrative had been met?
We’re all gonna die! Again!
how could da media have expected violence at the #VirginaRally since everyone who might have done such violence was killed by the #trumptaxcuts & those who survived died from the end of #netneutrality & the few that got past that were killed off by the #Kavanaugh vote? #2a @POTUS— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 20, 2020
One of the problems of constantly predicting doom a/la Peter Cook in the Secret Policeman’s Other Ball over the course of several years is that when voters who expected to be imprisoned, starving or living in a state of anarchy surrounded by the dead tend to notice when on election day they find themselves with good jobs in a booming economy on election day with nary a body in sight.
Meanwhile back in Bubble World…
the sad thing is given that many of the people who will hear her saying this will never look at another source of info outside of that bubble they will likely believe it despite the actual reality https://t.co/Jqa3mWn4EN— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 20, 2020
My son’s friend’s likely only source of news but in fairness somewhere in the multiverse this reality might exist, perhaps in the same reality where the Crisis on Infinite Networks Letterkenny & the Witcher crossover is taking place.
The “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” award
.@GovernorVA #rephrased Good thing you didn't kick me out for the blackface/klan bit because thanks to me none of those violent right wing people were able to turn the #VirginiaRally in Richmond into Mississippi burning. Aren't I wonderful?— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 20, 2020
(that will be MSM line tomorrow)#2a https://t.co/Rgrski2vDs
Or, if you can’t get the nonviolent ordinary citizens who are opposing you to display the violence you insisted was inherent in their system you might as well blame said lack of violence on your decisive actions and forethought.
They mentioned the fence the Governor put up in that clip and I’ll close with a tweet commenting on that.