The fresh face of the new-media sleuths, left to right: Avatars of blogger/twitterers Cubachi, trscoop and Sister Toldjah.
"@sistertoldjah I am already sick of Weigel. We have a big expose on MSM bias, and it gets little attention" twittered rising blog star Cubachi a few minutes ago. We checked out her story and Sister Toldjah's on-the-scent post, and eureka! Those two new-media woman warriors and a handful of nightowls (see below) were witness in the wee hours to a Weigel-like revelation as unidentified "newsmen" covering Sarah Palin's controversial California State University Stanislaus speech felt free to spew the Palin's-a-Pinhead party line into the ether when they didn't realize the microphone was still on. Here's Sister Toldjah:
Just got done watching the speech Sarah Palin gave at California State University, Stanislaus – the one that generated so much controversy from “concerned” students to the point they were digging in trash dumpsters looking for contract info.
Anyway, she gave a great speech as always (commentary/live Tweets are here) but at times the Fox40 live feed was hard to hear – they were having audio issues. But at the end of the speech is where it got interesting. Here’s what some of the audio/camera guys** were saying:
“The dumbness doesn’t just come from soundbites.”
“I can’t believe she quoted Kennedy – twice."
“How am I going to write about this-there’s nothing there-answer well there’s your story”
It's downright Weigelesque. A few excepts from Cubachi's report reveal the dynamics of this new model of getting the scoop while the world sleeps:
I watched the video of supposedly FOX40 crew, techies behind the scenes on hot mike speak ill of Sarah Palin as if she is a buffoon and all sorts of nonsense the left spews out at effective conservatives (i.e. Ronald Reagan). You can check out the video at The Right Scoop.
All of us on twitter, including Tammy Bruce, Melissa Tweets, Sister Toldjah, Rachelle Friberg, TwittoNande, trscoop, and StephenKruiser all heard what these two men were spewing about Sarah Palin. We all tweeted about it, searched for contact numbers, and contacted FOX40 through twitter and other means. Sister Toldjah has a fantastic rundown of what happened last night. I don’t think all of us suddenly were hallucinating the same thing after we heard those insulting terms at Sarah Palin. It was more evidence of the MSM and their liberal bias… Maybe some conservatives will come to their defense. *ahem*
As we twittered this afternoon once we'd picked up the trail:
@Cubachi: Your Palin-bashing story ties in perfectly with the whole @DaveWeigel / Journolist fiasco. Like the Gulf oil spill it is uncontainable!
Twitter update from Sister Toldjah:
Update to "journo-dudes dis Palin" story: @Fox40 has responded at my blog: http://3.ly/BRtB I believe them. Next Q.: Who said remarks?
Update II: Michelle Malkin "Buzzworthy" link!
Update III: Memeorandum has picked up the scent.
Update IV: Dan links with a rousing call to arms.
Update V: Riehl-lanche via Dan's Instalanche:
IS THERE A "NEW MEDIA WAR?"
Update VI: "Amplify'd" by Melissa Clouthier:
Unguarded Moments: When the Press Gets Their Own Medicine