Attention, ALL 2016 Presidential campaigns. Please film ALL your candidate’s ‘private’ appearances.

Because Jeb Bush has precisely the right idea, here.

[Jeb] Bush’s team has been quietly taping his private appearances in hopes of pushing back on false narratives dished by donors to reporters and to have a record to disprove any misinformation wafting from closed-door events.

“We want to have a full record of his comments,” said Tim Miller, a senior adviser to Bush’s Right to Rise PAC and the expected communications director for his expected presidential campaign. “Full information awareness.”

As the article notes, the idea here is to cut down on the number of incidents in 2016 where the media gets to spin an event without fear of contradiction. As the article also notes, the other idea here is to train the candidate into never treating an event as being off the record.  That charming conceit is as dead as leaded gasoline.  The sooner we all accept that, the happier we’re all going to be.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I assume everyone understands that the Clinton campaign is too institutionally cowardly to set up something similar, right? – And that will cost them, at some point.  I say that, serene in the knowledge that they won’t listen to me.

My primary camera is not much longer for this world (replacement advice bleg).

This is, by the way, the major reason why there hasn’t been much CPAC footage from me: the video came out awful, and the photos aren’t doing much better.  I’ve had this camera for a while; I shouldn’t be shocked that it’s starting to fade.

Suggestions on a replacement?  I don’t need something as light as my current one, but I need good video recording quality and I don’t have the budget for a $2K camera. Or $1.5K.  Or $1K… actually, I don’t really have a budget at all, but I can scrounge up a decent amount by August.

Moe Lane

Continue reading My primary camera is not much longer for this world (replacement advice bleg).

#rsrh ALWAYS BRING A CAMERA ALONG Watch, Debbie Wasserman Schultz edition.

Seriously, people: it’s great that this happened:

A thousand-plus packed the auditorium, last night, July 16, at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa. for a rally sponsored by Jewish Americans for Obama. While the crowd may have been almost all Jewish not all of them were for Obama and things at times got contentious with shouting matches breaking out in the audience.

The headline speaker was Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who represents Florida’s 20th District in Congress. Unexpected heckling to her claims that the President was a strong supporter of Israel  visibly upset and flustered her.
…but it’d be even greater if you could show it.
Always. Bring. A. Camera. Try the Kodak Mini Video Camera with SD Card (Grey); it’s under eighty bucks and it fits in your hand.  Get that audio on the record.