Tonight: Live Panel Discussion, RNC Arrests, 9-22-08

Media and Law Enforcement at the Republican National Convention?

The Real News Network, with thanks to TheUptake.org will live stream a panel discussion tonight from St. Paul Minnesota.

During the Republican National Convention this month, over 800 people were arrested by St Paul police for participating in protests. Over two dozen media were also arrested for being caught up with the protests while filming or recording the events.

Tonight from 8pm EST (North America) there will be a panel discussion from St. Paul with:

Mara Gottfried, Pioneer Press

Jonathan Malat, KARE-11

Asst. St. Paul Police Chief Matt Bostrum

St. Paul Dep. Mayor Anne Mullholland

The panel will be moderated by Al Tompkins from the Poynter Institute.

Visit TheRealNews.com and click on the banner link at the top of the website to join the discussion and live chat.

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    • jimstaro on September 23, 2008 at 2:58 am
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    If you didn’t catch the PBS News Hour tonight you might want to listen in, to bad they don’t have the video, to this and also read the transcript:

    In the first of a series of reports on the leadership qualities of the presidential candidates, Judy Woodruff talks to colleagues of Sen. John McCain about how the GOP hopeful makes decisions and how his governing style would translate in the White House.

    A couple of cuts of the transcript, who does this remind you of:

    SEN. JON KYL (R), Arizona: I think, partly as a result of his background in the United States Navy and partly because of his personality and his disposition, John goes a lot on instincts. He’s peripatetic. He covers a lot of ground in a short period of time.

    And so he’s not one to sit around, and ponder, and wring his hands, and try to figure out what the right thing is. He’s got an idea right off, and then he’ll take advice from his advisers, his staff, and others around him, but he makes a judgment relatively quickly, sticks with it, doesn’t look back.

    And in that sense, he’s a leader that bases a lot of what he decides on his instinct, on his judgment, and his sense of what’s right and wrong and proper.

    And this:

    FORMER SEN. GARY HART (D), Colorado: On a scale of pure intuitive, pure impulsive versus pure cerebral, pure analytical, I’m putting him very much on the former end.

    Now, he’s a smart guy or he wouldn’t be where he is, but I don’t think — I think he’d be the first to say he’s not a rocket scientist or a pure analytical brain, if you will. I think he, John, reacts to things.

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Hart says he has great respect for McCain but is supporting Barack Obama for president.

    GARY HART: I have hesitation, probably would have were John McCain a Democrat, about a personality in the Oval Office who is more impulsive and intuitive, if you will, than analytical and thoughtful.

    Now, John McCain is not seat-of-the-pants. I’m not — I don’t want to give the impression that he just — whatever he had for breakfast makes the decision of going to war.

    It’s not quite like that. But I think, again, on a scale, I’d prefer somebody who’s a little more thoughtful, a little less impulsive, and a little more analytical.

    You can listen with this mp3 download or at the site link above.

    Barack’s will be on tomorrow night!!

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