Palin – RightOnline Conference: Matt Drudge
I am a Sarah Palin fan. Yes I wanted her to run for President, I was disappointed. I think she would be a great Vice President, no one in the media mentions her as a Running Mate for Mitt Romney. Perhaps Romney will have a Cabinet Post for her, to me it seems Palin and Romney do not get along.
Regardless of Sarah Palin’s political future she is still a star as a politic pundit. And so I am posting a video I discovered from Danny Jeffrey. Video is a (or at least a portion) keynote speech for RightOnline 2012 Conference. The speech extols the contribution of Matt Drudge as a pioneer alternative to the Mainstream Media (MSM).
The Youtube video has a link to the written version of Palin’s keynote speech which is at Conservative4Palin. I am cross posting the written version as well.
Posted by C4Palin
Published on Jun 16, 2012
Governor Palin at RightOnline Conference: Matt Drudge and the Rise of the Citizen Journalist
Posted by Mary Beth House
June 17 2012 – 2:04 AM
Governor Palin said the following on Friday night during her keynote address to the RightOnline 2012 conference:
The new media rose up precisely because the old media failed to tell the truth. That very first new media breakthrough was about 15 years ago when this lowly little store clerk in a lowly little apartment equipped with his computer and a modem broke one of the biggest stories of the decade. His name was Matt Drudge and the rest is history. And in hindsight, we see that the story he broke was more than just a president having an affair.
To me it was much, much more than that. It was about a major old media publication that had spiked the story eleven times. And they knew all about it. Eleven times! Not just once to check their facts. Not twice just to double-check. Eleven times they spiked the story.
Why? Because as charter members of that Democrat Media Complex they were protecting their guy.
So, when a fellow with a modem and a website found out about this, he decided to tell the truth they refused to tell. And oh how that old media cried foul and they howled. They denounced Drudge as irresponsible and unprofessional and even dangerous and anti-everything from motherhood to apple pie. How dare that nobody from nowhere without a degree or a pedigree try to influence the national discourse!
But the real reason they feared him was because he wasn’t beholden to the old media’s machine and the Thought Police. Unshackled, he was free.
And a few months later, Drudge got to speak at the National Press Club in DC. He predicted the future in his speech there. He said, “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be….I envision a future where there’ll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It’s freedom of participation absolutely realized.”
Thus the birth of citizen journalism, and you are the future he predicted!
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