In Which Dave Weigel Forgets He Was a Member of JournoList
Dave Weigel sure has a short memory.
Apparently, it’s now considered trolling to accurately report what Democrats do…
How a small band of conservatives generated half of the Democratic Convention’s headlines.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Joe Biden’s eyes welled up, bigger-than life on the Time Warner Cable Arena screens. “We acknowledge the incredible debt we owe to the families”—fighting back tears now—“of the 6,473 fallen angels.” The Georgia delegate standing next to me sniffed, and took a deep breath to ward off the waterworks. The Democratic strategist on the other side looked vindicated, because up to then, we’d been talking about how the party had been forced to amend its platform language, stuff that voters never seem to care about, because of a media firestorm over its references to Israel.
“This time yesterday,” said the strategist, “I was sitting in my office and asking: Are we really talking about this? Are people really covering this? It’s over, I guess, but how stupid was that?”
Whatever lessons the Democrats take from Charlotte, whatever it did for the president or for the ambitious senators and governors who stalked delegate breakfasts and whispered “2016,” this is a fact: The convention was successfully trolled.
HT to Instapundit.
UPDATE: Instapundit links.
UPDATE II: Ed Driscoll links.
UPDATE III: I feel compelled to mention that this post has been viewed over 10,000 times in two days.