I was on Omaha’s KPTM FOX 42 last night, talking about Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse’s Twitter Storm from Sunday night.
See it here:
Exciting stuff (though I’m not sure I went as far as saying “Twitter could win the next election” as anchor Monte Torres reports). TV interviews are always interesting because you chat for 10- 15 minutes, then they reduce all that down to about 8 seconds of speaking. But whaddaya gonna do? That’s the nature of the medium.
In any case KPTM reporter Laura Berry was great to work with (via Skype!) and she asked excellent questions, delving into the subject.
Now I just need a better HD webcam, and some powder on my…nose for the closeup.
He has yet to make his maiden speech on the Senate floor — apparently hoping to make the biggest splash possible. But he says he will be MORE outspoken soon.
Maybe even more than 140 characters at a time…
TV Marching Orders
Let’s take a trip to Grand Island, where they had their Harvest of Harmony parade over the weekend.
Couple notes about the Hall County Democrats’ entry (featured by the local Democrats above)…
1) Funny stuff with their Bernie Sanders look-alike marching with a “Bernie 2016” sign. He’s Bernie Sander’s doppelgänger — at least from a distance.
2) Then there’s the guy marching next to “Bernie”. The on-air talent with NTV exclaims, “Ohmigoodness! Justin! NTV’s own Associate Producer.”
That would be, as near as one can tell here, NTV Associate Producer, Justin Simmons.
Justin, by his Facebook page, and association with the Hall County Democrats looks to be a true-blue Bernie Sanders fan:
Which is fine.
Except usually, once one takes a gig in the media, the partisan political activity ends.
Which of course, it never really does.
No one thinks Chris Matthews or Bill O’Reilly — or let’s say their producers — are non-partisan. But it would be unusual for any of them to actually be MARCHING for a particular candidate.
Justin seems to be a young guy, and maybe he’s new.
But it does seem a little unusual for a news guy to be out marching for the local Socialist.
And as the Yankees take on the Astros in the Wild Card playoff tonight, Pinstripes homer Don Walton is up to his old tricks in his column.
Don finishes up, like he usually does, extolling his Yankees, this time, writing…
“Yanks v. Cubs World Series. Nothing could be more fun or better for baseball.”
Especially if you’re a Yankees or Cubs fan.
Now, Cubs, I’ll grant him. They’ve had the drought, and the Billy Goat and have taken over the whining that the Red Sox fans hoarded for so many years. I have no problem with them winning the Pennant. And if it was actually them up against the Damn Yankees, then everyone outside of the New York and St. Louis metros would probably root for them.
But, let’s get back to…the freaking Yankees.
No Don. Having the Yankees in is NOT the best thing for baseball.
Having the team that spends more than any other team and has dominated the scene is NOT the best.
Unless…you are a Yankees fan, of course.
Which dovetails nicely with what Don wrote in his column just a few paragraphs above that.
Don moans about the “partisan gridlock” in Congress where they “can’t get anything done”.
Well, if the President would stop vetoing all of the bills that Congress passes, they could get LOTS done.
Oh but wait, that would mean a Republican agenda would pass. Gee, why do those darn Republicans foul things up so much by passing things the President doesn’t like!
Oh, and can’t we all just wonder how Don would feel about those awesome “progressive reforms” that the legislature passed, had they instead been “conservative reforms”.
Heck, that would be tantamount to the Houston Astros beating the Yankees!
See, it’s all based on one’s perspective…
(Oh, and GO ROYALS!!!)