Some famous people have people tweet for them, but not Sarah Palin. I’m pretty sure she’s blasting out her tweets all on her own – straight from her Blackberry to your eyes.
Yesterday she tweeted: Silly media reports“maybe thousands”@Beck’s “irrelevant” event;insinuating MSM sheeple mustn’t believe their own eyes&ears re: event’s truth.
I think she meant to say @GlennBeck and not @Beck. The former is Glenn Beck. He’s that blond guy who sells gold coins on Fox News. The later is musician Beck. He’s the guy who made all that eclectic pop music that was all the rage 10 years ago. You know, “I got two turntables and a microphone.”
Now as for the content of her tweet, aside from being inaccurate and irrelevant, it comes across as really whiny. She likes to do that whole, “look at how oppressed we rightwingers are.” But aside from the people, er sheeple, that follow Palin around like lost puppies, who’s buying it? It’s boring.
Beck’s rally on Saturday drew a crowd of about 80,000 people, it was carried live via CSPAN and heavily reported by all of the mainstream media.
To put this into context, gays and lesbians marched on the nation’s capitol in October of last year and drew about 150,000 people according to the Los Angeles Times. That particular march on Washington was barely covered in the mainstream media and Fox News largely ignored it. And in 2003, hundreds of thousands of people rallied in cities all across the country and around the world to protest the pending invasion of Iraq.
So was Beck’s rally irrelevant? Yes, it was. Beck’s “Restoring Honor” party was just as irrelevant as the pro-peace and the gay rights rallies were. None of these events had any impact on public policy or public opinion, but they made the attendees feel better – like they did something they believed in. I know I felt better when I marched through Seattle in 2003 for peace, but it didn’t stop the war. It was irrelevant. I was, and am, irrelevant. But that’s OK, I still can get out of bed in the morning, drink my coffee and meander through another day of irrelevance.