Just too funny, Democrats make problem worse by amending platform to include the word God and reference to Jerusalem, showing half the Dems disagree
So how is the media going to report this? And how hard are they going to push the story if they do report it? The AP has this:
Embarrassed by Republicans, Democrats amended their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.The LA Times has this:
Many in the audience booed after the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates objected. He called for a vote three times before ruling. . . .
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might have heard two-thirds of delegates in the Time Warner Cable Arena approve changes to the Democratic Party platform early in the proceedings Wednesday night. But some delegates who were on the floor weren’t so sure he got the count right.
“I think it failed,” said Don Kershner, a delegate from Boise who said it sounded to him — sitting in the opposite end of the arena from the speaker’s platform — that at least 50% of delegates opposed the changes. Kershner was one of the only delegates from Idaho in the arena when the changes were made — itself a problem, he said. But he said he thought the party should have left well enough alone. . . .
President Obama personally had a hand in getting the language reinstated. . . .The notion that an incumbent president who ran unopposed doesn't control everything that goes in the platform simply doesn't seem credible. The fact that the LA Times takes this claim unquestioningly is disappointing. At around 10 PM Wednesday night, Jim Glassman tweeted this:
UPDATE: At 9:45 AM the morning after the controversy here are the way the websites looked for Fox, CNN, NBC News, and New York Times (Click to make pictures larger). Neither CNN nor the New York Times thought that this event was newsworthy enough to make their website.