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Larry Schumacher is attempting to liveblog the 6th District GOP Convention today. However, it appears as though the Republican Party isn't very appreciative of media coverage.

6th Congressional District GOP Chairman Mark Swanson informed me after I arrived that there will be no video or audio recording allowed in the convention hall during the convention.

I had intended to videotape the convention and its speeches and put together a video for the Web, and had brought the Times' video camera gear for that purpose.

"We've just had too many issues with videotape of Congresswoman Bachmann on the Internet with funny music playing, and chopped up to make her look foolish," he said.

Really? Are you certain that it is the chopping that makes her look foolish or perhaps the words coming out of her mouth that make her look foolish? What will Michele Bachmann be saying today that could possibly be construed as "foolish"?

The media seems to have abandoned the event:

It's pretty much myself and Tim Budig of ECM Newspapers here at the media table today.

I guess when you shut out the media, they begin to offer the same treatment in return.

Cross Posted on Dump Bachmann


6 responses to "6th District GOP: Shutting Out The Public..."

  1. jim On April 6, 2008 at 12:32 AM

    Michelle didn't say anything "foolish" today. You're the douchebag that says "foolish" things.

  2. jim On April 6, 2008 at 12:37 AM

    6th Congressional District GOP Chairman Mark Swanson and some other 6th district morons attempted to bully and totally disenfranchise the National Delegates by threatening to eject them from the National Convention if they did not vote for McCain. 47% of the convention voted AGAINST "binding" elected national delegates to vote for McCain at the convention. I believe that there is more than one Republican presidential candidate in the race, but the Republicans want to deny the existence of Ron Paul.

  3. Political Muse On April 6, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Please note the above level of discourse provided by "conservatives" of today. It's good to see that compassionate conservatism is alive and well.

  4. Gary Gross On April 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    I don't recall Republicans being allowed into DFL conventions to record their every word.

    For the record, political conventions are private matters. I'm strongly opposed to filming the grassroots level conventions.

  5. Walter Winchell On April 6, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    What is Gary Gross on anyway? Wasn't the story that the St. Cloud Daily Times reporter wasn't allowed to film or record? Nor were ABC newspapers? Where does the DFL enter this discussion, other than when Gross tries to obfuscate the real issue here: Michele Bachmann's fear of getting caught lying on camera again:


    Or maybe they didn't want the "nonpartisan" Vets for Freedom caught on film giving a partisan speech:


  6. sean broom On April 7, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    "I don't recall Republicans being allowed into DFL conventions to record their every word."

    You must have missed that part where MDE was allowed to come in and liveblog the DFL state convention in 2006.