|Re: Open Letter to GOP Chair: Republican No More|
Poster: Runfellow Posted: 2012/7/9 21:11:03
Firstly, cardioid microphones aren't meant to pick up extraneous noise, so that's why background noise typically isn't heard in videos like this (internal mics on camcorders are pretty much useless and any videographer worth his or her salt will turn them off). Since it's just he said/she said on the boos and jeering and I wasn't able to attend, I won't bother with that aspect of the debate.
But even if there wasn't booing, would it be that hard for you to simply admit that your group was incredibly rude? Why can't you or Mr. Hill or Mr. MacKinnon simply admit that you were out of line? I mean, watch the video:
I would say you look like a bunch of teenage boys, but that would be an insult to the attention span of teenage boys. Everyone whispers something now and then to their neighbor, but are you seriously not aware that having a conversation while someone is presenting (especially a guest) is not appropriate? Even when Mayor Ueckert was speaking to you, you're still having a conversation.
In other words, you can argue whether or not you were booing or sneering, or maybe next time you can just shut up and listen like you're supposed to and that way people can't possibly misinterpret your actions.