Thursday, October 14, 2010
Latest Big Government/Adam Sharp Whine: "They Called Me A Tracker"
Watching local tea partier Adam Sharp harass politicians, reporters, and basically anyone who's not a neoconservative can occasionally give the impression that, despite being unethical, the guy is at least brave. That impression completely disappears once you see how Sharp reacts to the slightest bit of criticism, as he inevitably reveals himself as one of the biggest crybabies ever to engage in "citizen journalism." Despite practicing the most rude, unethical, dishonest journalism imaginable, where he treats the people he's speaking with like they're the scum of the earth, he nevertheless leaves every event acting like he's the most oppressed person in the world and unfailingly whines if the people he's harrassing don't throw rose petals in front of where he walks. It's quite a site to see.
As I've documented previously, Sharp's version of "journalism" basically consists of asking the same question over and over and over and then selectively editing the best sound bite he can find to fit his narrative. Here's a video I created that made the point:
It looks like Sharp is a bit of a one trick pony, because his latest effort, a collaboration with Breitbart's Big Government, is nothing more than a repeat of what I've documented. He asks Jan Schakowsky the same "where in the constitution does it say I need to buy health care?" question that he used on Phil Hare, despite the fact that a federal judge just ruled that the health care bill is constitutional. And he did the same technique I documented in my video: asking the same question even after she answered it. You can watch the whole thing here (the interactions start after the debate clips):
Hilariously, after stalking Jan Schakowsky, all Sharp and Big Government could come up with to be oh-so-morally outraged about is that Schakowsky referred to them as trackers. Trackers! Time to break out the tissues. They were so offended that someone would dare suggest that they were trackers because, as they put it, "no candidate paid them to be there." Of course, they were paid to be there by Big Government, a site run by a guy who said his goal is to "destroy the institutional Left." And Adam Sharp has indicated that he's connected to New Gingritch's American Solutions. So,while they were paid to be there for the sole purpose of getting video to try to damage the candidacy of Jan Schakowsky, they weren't being paid by "a candidate." Outrage!
Anyway, I've never understood why the conservatives who are constantly trying to project this macho tough-guy image are some of the biggest crybabies in the world. They seriously expect people to feel sorry for them after that video?