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The Democratic Convention’s Opening Night Benediction

posted by dgilgoff

Here’s video of Blue Like Jazz author Don Miller’s Benediction from the first night of the Democratic National Convention:To God-o-Meter, the most noteworthy part of the video is how intently the convention audience is following the benediction, many with heads bowed. This crowd seemed more checked out during some of the evening’s earlier speakers. God-o-Meter doubts that most folks at home are watching the convention via C-Span, the one channel to carry the benediction, but those who were saw a window into Democratic delegates that jars with the party’s secular image.7



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ds0490

posted August 26, 2008 at 11:56 am


No, the image they would have seen on C-Span jars with the MSM propaganda being put out about the party. It’s sad that the MSM, once again, chose to go to the talking heads instead of allowing people to witness, for themselves, what was happening.
I wonder how many prayers they will show during the GOP convention?



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readerOfTeaLeaves

posted August 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm


FWIW, I had MSNBC.com online while doing some late-night tasks, and they showed the entire benediction, along with what seemed like a very respectful audience. No doubt other networks turned to talking heads; I saw the whole thing. I thought it quite well-spoken.



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God-o-Meter

posted August 26, 2008 at 4:39 pm


ROTL–
Thanks very much for the info. Shocked that MSNBC roadblocked Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews to carry the benediction, but happy to hear it, since GOM prefers watching the convention in the raw.



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JP

posted August 27, 2008 at 3:37 pm


He sounded like he was expounding the Democratic Party platform, and probably really tweaked the liberals by invoking Jesus’ Name at the end.



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