Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where Oh Where Is All This Bigotry Coming From?

FROM THE: Happy Valley News Hour BLOG

Posted on September 25, 2011 by kamper

Booergate continues! Following up on my post from yesterday,I checked in with Althouse earlier today and, sure enough, she had revisited the controversyof Who Booed the Gay Soldier at the Republican Debate: of Who Booed the Gay Soldier at the Republican Debate:

I have listened to the video several times, and I stand by my perception that only one person audibly yells “boo.” I hear a loud “boo,” then a difficult to decipher noise — which could be an ugh response to the booer — and then a little more of a boo, which sounds like the original guy.

She links to Jim Geraghtyat the National Review, who quotes a woman who witnessed booergate first hand:

I was at the debate, in the audience on the right hand side about halfway back (here’s my tweet of the video screen that was right in front of us). The person who booed was just a few rows in front of us.

Hmmm. Right hand side. About halfway back. Booer was just in front of her. Maybe if we employed some sort of advanced parametric analysis of the audio track we could pinpoint the booer’s exact location and thereby . . . hold on, wait one minute.


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