BILL SCHNEIDER: Well, it was an angry tone. He was the hero of 1994. Fifteen years ago when Republicans won a big victory in Congress. And that was the year of the angry white men. When they came to power they honored him as being the prophet who led them to victory. Well, this was a very angry speech. By the way, they're not all white and they're not all men but they are angry conservative voters. They didn't do so well last year but they're still angry. The tone of this speech was mocking, bullying, it was full of contempt, and I thought it was a very harsh speech. One that while it rallied the conservative audience it also angered a lot of Democrats and people who aren't particularly partisan just by the tone of it.
Someplace near the end of this CNN report...the twit doing the episode then pulls out the "TWITTER force", and commented on numerous Twitter comments....all negative in nature...wanting you to know that everyone doing Twitter was blasting Rush.
Is Twitter now the method of measuring events and people? Is this how far down CNN has fallen in terms of “journalism”?
For about six months, I’ve observed this Twitter generation, and basically...its the most worthless comments or analysis that you could ever develop. Its always immediate with no time spent thinking over the event or the speech....automatic words, automatic comments, automatic views, automatic text...which means that you never sat and analyzed anything.
Whats amusing here is that seventy years ago...after an event...a journalist typically walked to a bar across the street from the paper or radio station...sipped a drink or two with people and talked over the event, and got the “real prospective” of the event. Then they walked in and typed the product. Between the drink, the time to think, and the bar associates...he got the best product. Now? Twitter is producing loser journalists.