Liberals Caught Doing the Unthinkable During National Anthem
Reporter David Martosko caught a glimpse of the new Democratic Party at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids yesterday when regrettably few campaign staffers and mainstream journalists stood up for the national anthem to kick off festivities.
I'm amazed at how some reporters & political aides blow off the national anthem at campaign events. Just now, a Sanders aide wearing his hat during it, Warren aides sitting on the floor, a guy with a Corey Booker staff credential lying on the floor. A dozen reporters in chairs.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 9, 2019
Snitches get stitches when you embarrass other journos.
nobody likes a tattletale— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) June 9, 2019
He’s not naming names though:
Did I name names?— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 9, 2019
Other reporters were angry at him, too:
Reporters are there to work, not participate— Sarah McCammon (@sarahmccammon) June 10, 2019
Standing for the national anthem is NOT participating in a campaign event. It's acknowledging the country whose First Amendment allows us to be there.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 10, 2019
We should be respectful of what’s going on around us, whether that’s a prayer or the anthem etc. Be unobtrusive and quiet. Stand if you choose and are able. But when I’m working my first priority must be work: taking notes, looking, listening, making sure my recorder is working.— Sarah McCammon (@sarahmccammon) June 10, 2019
Sorry but it's 60 seconds at a public event, when nothing else of consequence is going on at that moment. Surely we can agree to do this at a political event that bears on the future custodianship of the constitution that allows us to do our jobs.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 10, 2019
Well, at least they didn't take a knee.