Filed under: Online Video, Protest, Shameless Self Promotion | Tags: americans for prosperity, bachmann, glitter, right online, rightonline
Over the weekend I attended and filmed at Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s RightOnline conference in Minneapolis. One newsworthy moment occurred when a liberal activist tried (and failed) to throw glitter on U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann as she ended her remarks on Saturday afternoon.
I happened to catch the attempt on tape, then ran down to interview the Glitter Girl after she was removed from the hotel by security.
Kudos, Glitter Girl! You really changed the world this weekend. Because what this country needs right now is less rational discourse and more people who throw stuff at elected officials with whom they disagree. You are a fine example of the maturity and logic of the Modern American Left!
Filed under: Online Video, Protest, Shameless Self Promotion | Tags: afp, afp-michigan, americans for prosperity
A little highlight video I produced last week, filed under Shameless Self Promotion…
Greetings from Lansing, Michigan, where Big Labor activists seem to have a different idea of what qualifies as an “adult conversation.”
Radney Balko over at Reason has a great comprehensive piece about the growing controversy over when and where citizens can videotape police officers in the line of duty. If your mobile phone shoots video – and let’s face it, yours probably does – you should definitely read the whole thing and learn what’s legal where you live, work, and travel.
Also check out the Photography is Not a Crime blog periodically, which is also mentioned in the article.
And if you live in a prohibitive state like Maryland, Illinois, or Massachusetts, contact your state legislators to get your laws liberalized.
Filed under: Energy / Environment, Online Video, Protest, Shameless Self Promotion | Tags: americans for prosperity, cancun, cop16, global warming
Greetings from Cancun, Mexico, where I’m covering the UN Global Warming Summit for Americans for Prosperity. Yeah – I know – tough gig.
Anyway, my first video from Cancun is below. It’s the first one I’ve produced that includes footage from my new Canon 60D DSLR – the shallow depth of field and clarity in low light really is impressive.
Filed under: Censorship, Online Video, Protest | Tags: doug gansler, maryland
Randy Balko over at Reason has news of another Marylander who was recently arrested for videotaping a police officer.
You’ll remember that last week the Washington Post reported that another resident is facing up to 16 years in jail for posting video of a plain-clothes cop who aggressively approached him with his handgun drawn during a traffic stop.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler needs to put a stop to this insanity immediately.
Filed under: Online Video, Protest, Republican Party, Videos That Make Me Want To Gouge My Eyes Out
We here at Frank Strategies sometimes offer some non-partisan best-practices advice on our specialty: political online video.
Today’s tip: if you’re an elected official and you’re having an affair with one of your staffers, don’t post a video in which you discuss with said staffer HOW FREAKING AWESOME ABSTINENCE IS!
Some people might view this as a tad hypocritical.
The latest Frank Strategies LLC video, produced for Americans for Prosperity at a Tax Day Tea Party in Washington, DC:
Have Ray Stevens headline your Tax Day Tea Party.