Posted at 12:46 PM on September 3, 2008
by Jeff Horwich
I'm pleased to report to all of our concerned commenters that Democracy Now host Amy Goodman appears to be OK.
On my way out of the Republican National Convention last night, I spotted her just off "Radio Row," enjoying a coffee-related beverage:
Other media sightings: Andrea Mitchell, Robert Siegel, David Brancaccio. But none of them were drinking a beverage.
In the realm of other superficial and other wholly apolitical observations, Republicans seem to be having a very hard time setting a consistent music playlist for the event. While I was there they swung wildly from:
* boot-slapping country (which one might have expected given past use of the genre) to...
* Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" (which felt as dated as Clinton using Fleetwood Mac) to...
* some rumbly new-agey stuff that I wasn't even sure was music at all until a few minutes in, to...
* a live alt-teen-pop act they probably found on MySpace (great singer, though I can't imagine most folks in the hall were digging it) to...
* the smooth jazz warm-up set for the evening:
Again, good stuff in isolation (if you can tolerate smooth jazz, which I admit I can).
But...wha???? It was like the computers gone haywire at a Jack-FM station.
In related news, does it blow anyone else's mind that Toby Keith is a Democrat?
Thanks for the update on Amy.
What you have written trivializes the illegal detentions and charges against journalists.
It blows my mind about Toby Keith. You might want to mention it to John Moe. His book, Conservatize Me:How I Tried to Become a Righty with the Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith and Beef Jerky pegs Keith as in the GOP camp.