Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Republican National Convention Day #1 Notes
I don't normally write on here, I prefer to bloviate, but I have a couple spare hours this morning. The first thing I want to do is express my appreciation for law enforcement in the city of Cleveland. Many in and out of state agencies convened on Cleveland this week and have provided professional and courteous security and guidance. I can't emphasize enough how professional these men and women have conducted themselves in the midst of the constant threat of Black Lives Matter and the New Black Panther Party and any associated lone idiots that have been drinking the Barrack Obama and his media's murderous Kool Ade.
The infrastructure erected for this convention to ensure the safety of the delegates and media is amazing. We were dropped off at a secure area and went through a checkpoint similar to an airport where credentials were checked and equipment and bags run through an xray machine. We then boarded shuttle buses that drove us through barricaded lanes to the Quiken Loans Arena or known locally as the Q.
I have to give a shout out at this point to our security chief, Terry a volunteer who is providing us secure transportation from an undisclosed neighborhood in Cleveland to and from the Q. Thank you sir.
Finally Media Row. We are located in the parking garage adjacent to the Q that has been transformed into an international Yuge media center. The facility has been fitted with wall to wall carpeting and media stations that seem to go on forever. I will provide video of this set up today if possible. We got off to a late and hectic start, as often happens when falling in on equipment etc. Dan Adams our event producer and Wayne Dupree worked feverishly in a tough environment and made it happen. The presentation was a little tough on day one, but we learned some things. We managed a few interviews and will line up some more as we go. You can catch it all at The Right Side Broadcasting Network and the live stream is Here . You never know what to expect.
One thing we learned is the logistics (food water, sanitary facilities) are a challenge in a parking garage. I will ensure I am totally hydrated and fed before I hit the Q today.
The WAAR / RSBN Team