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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:48 PM

CPAC always gets mainstream media coverage...

Are there any liberal or progressive gatherings that get this kind of coverage? I can't think of any...

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:50 PM

1. Define "coverage"

They’ll give a speaker a few minutes if he says something controversial. Nothing else gets covered.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:51 PM

2. That's more than say, Netroots nation gets

or any other progressive/liberal gatherings

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:53 PM

5. Democratic Presidents don't go to NN...

Nor do they pack the speakers schedule with liberal celebrities.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:51 PM

3. It's usually just a couple minutes on the evening news.

It seems they usually highlight the most ridiculous statements, so it's probably not doing them any favors.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:53 PM

4. But are there ANY liberal/progressive gatherings

that get mentioned as much as they do?

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:40 PM

9. Are there any liberal/progressive gatherings on the same scale?

There really isn't anything comparable on the left (that I can think of) that the president, VP, top Congressional leaders, etc., attend.

It's basically a yearly Republican National Convention. We don't have anything like that in part because we aren't starved for attention.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:55 PM

6. Other than debates and conventions, we don't have equivalent gatherings.

I remember on 2016, the DNC Platform meeting was covered wire to wire by CSPAN and got frequent coverage from the networks and cable channels.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:58 PM

7. Any BLM protest will draw them like flies....

so they can witness the R-W goon counter-protesters with guns start violence....

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:12 PM

8. No. We tend to avoid such mutual masturbation events!

They apparently need them for thinking up new bullshit and getting their rage on.

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:57 PM

13. "mutual masturbation events"

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:43 PM

10. Absolutely not. The closest thing we have is Netroots Nation

And it doesn't get shit for mainstream coverage.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:48 PM

11. What I remember from last year's CPAC was that someone passed out

Russian flags to all the attendees and had them waiving them. Or was that the year before?

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:00 PM

12. Be sure NOT to tune into any of their nonsense..let's make sure any media coverage is poorly viewed

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:59 PM

14. TBH we don't need pep rallies like they do.

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