Skip to comments.If White House Was Surprised by Applause at Tucson Pep Rally… Why Did They Ask For It On Jumbotron?
Posted on 01/15/2011 10:45:10 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the memorial pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings.
"I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldnt be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then thats a good thing."
Then why was it printed on the Jumbotron? (pic at link)
gibbs is such a tool.
That looks like a closed caption. Let’s keep the criticism on what really went amuck, such as the t-shirts and the booing of Governor Brewer.
How embarrassing is that. lol
That looks like closed-captioning, indicating that applause had occurred.
Obviously this was his campaign kick-off, since many "journalists" from all major "news" orgs were tweeting that morning saying exactly that.
But the jumbo-tron was probably for the deaf?
Were they asking for applause or was this simply a case of somebody transcribing what was actually happening in real time?
Because they lied.
I have a sneaking suspicion that the kiddies in this regime are “surprised” by their own shadows.
Why was this “memorial” held at a university? Why wasn’t the memorial held at a church?
Doesn’t Tucson have a cathedral?
Well done. Darn that pesky internet with photos to expose outright lies. I bet they even had plants in the audience to begin the cheers and applause and of course it was contagious.
Closed caption or pre-distributed script. Either way, it is easy to see how a very liberal college audience would read it as a request to clap. No wonder a lot of the clapping seemed ill-timed.
That definitely looks like close captioning. You’re being set up or you are setting yourself up. No need to go there.
They were surprised at the applause for a couple reasons. That so many people in the arena could read, seeing that the intellect level of anyone to go (and participate) to a pep rally funeral must be very low. It was a test and many people in the arena failed, that test was that they took their eyes off the great healer Obama to look at the jumbotron.
Headline should read:
Closed caption creates positive feedback loop for eager tools.
No Clergy at the pep rally?
Applause lines written into speeches?
Where was the “Leadership” from this President? There was none because he is not one. All he had to do at the first applause was to hold a hand up and say, “please”
The whole thing stinks. Hussein is a creep and half the country likes it.
This was a campaign style speech.
Ah, so they were cued to clap after all. Great catch!
You mean, since he's half white he doesn't know how to act half the time? You can then draw your own conclusion. (...but NOT the Irish!)
Check out this pic of the Jumbotron from the Tucson Pep Rally. The word '[APPLAUSE]' was included with the text posted on the big screen. Dems caught lying . . . again. Go figure.
Beat me to it. No doubt that is what it is.
He's like a teacher who does not control behavior in his classroom. This is not a person we respect.
The part I watched had cheering and clapping throughout it, not just in response to certain lines. Is there a single Zer0 quote worthy of remembering?
The line that tickled me most in the comment section was
“Obamas new book should be entitled:
The Audacity Of Starting My 2012 Re-Election Campaign On The Graves Of Six People”
The proof that this disgrace of a memorial service failed is that people are discussing boos, applauses and t-shirts. Had Obama been a true leader and lead a respectful memorial service the discussion we would be having is about the VICTIMS and the beautiful service that was given. Possibly represented with poems, songs, individual eulogies, tribute to our American Flag, etc. This man is so unfit for the Office, it is bordering on insanity.
Closed caption or crowd motivation. It makes no difference. The effect is identical. If O did not want applause it would not have been shown on the tron.
Slice it any way you choose. Baottom line is a sleazy production for no purpose other than to lift O’s numbers.
That line of reasoning doesn't put the right in a very good light, quite frankly. Closed captioning is hardly a call for applause. We need to stick with realistic critiques of the rally, of which there are plenty.
If the closed caption called for applause, as it appears it did...... where do you think the script came from? The WH, that is where.
And I'm surprised Gateway pundit was so foolish in jumping on this.
Uh, you don't seem to understand what closed captioning is. It is a stenographer typing into a computer what is being said or other sounds. So it is the stenographer typing in that applause followed Obama saying the word 'School'. It has nothing to do with a directive from the White House.
Of course it was........
Stick with what you choose. There is no question but that the applause sign on the tron generated substantial and continued applause.
They expected applause.
Does not matter if they visually promoted the applause or not.
The speech would have worked if it had been done quietly from the oval office. I do not believe for a nanosec that the admin was unaware of what would take place.
Anyway..I don’t know why some are trying so hard to like Obama..or his speech. I guess I can relate to the desire to actually have a real President of all the people..not just a few. We all long for that day and millions were hoping Obama would be it.
But.... I’m such a bubble burster and so focused on reality that it’s annoying to not a few people. I sincerely believe that this entire sad ordeal( rally) was completely staged from start to finish with no surprises.
Obama had to “move to the center” at precisely this place in time to start the push for 2012..everyone knows it but cannot or do not want to believe that he and his circle could be that low...but yes..they were and it is all at once, unbelievable and despicable.
No words can describe the lowliness of using a child’s funeral for your agenda..happens all the time in politics around the world and if there is a God..these people will surely be the first to feel the sting of his rebuke...I doubt they believe any rebuke is forthcoming.
No question? Considering closed caption has a few second delay, I’d say you are just making it up here.
You did not notice that applause occured after the applause sign came on?
You can’t figure out that applause is happening about when it came on because the typist is noting such? Sheez, there are plenty of real issues over this rally and the entire Tucson matter, we don’t have to engage in this level of intellectual contorsionism to make a valid point.
Your opinion really is nothing more than your opinion. Telling others what they may and may not discuss is childish.
Fact remains if O had not wanted applause his staff would have made efforts to stop it. Applause was orchestrated. This was all about O.
Apparently the applause issue is significant, substantial and major. Protest away, please. Make my case.
You’re just being an ass who won’t let go of his opinion, no matter what facts are presented. A rather liberal tendency.