Meanwhile, the only outlets I could find which even mention the fact that Saratoga Springs, Utah Mayor Mia Love got a standing ovation were Newsday, the Christian Science Monitor, and The Daily Caller. And that’s it. And none of those articles mention the ovation in the headline — that fact is buried deep within the text.
And yet when you dig down into the peanut story — or at least attempt to — you find that there is no video of the throwing incident (perhaps video will emerge later, but as of this writing there is none), nor is there any proof that the nut-throwers said anything about “feeding animals,” other than the testimony of one person (David Shuster) known to have a partisan bias (he’s currently working with Keith Olbermann at CurrentTV, to give you an idea of his views).
Furthermore, as of this writing we have no idea who these peanut-throwers are, and for all anyone knows, they could have been agents provocateurs sent to the convention for the very purpose of causing an incident like this; or they could have been drunk; or they could have said something other than the racially charged insult they purportedly said; or they could have gotten into a tiff with the camera operator for reasons completely unrelated to her race; or any number of other scenarios. But because there is no evidence documenting what happened, the world now unquestioningly accepts the unconfirmed claims of a partisan purported witness.
(And if any solid evidence does emerge subsequent to this post being published, please post it in the comments section, and I’ll try to update the post with it. But until then, my Bullsh*t Detector is beeping wildly.)
At the absolute worst, this shows that two moronic bozos finagled their way into the convention, and were immediately ejected and roundly condemned by the RNC.
Meanwhile, how do we know that thousands upon thousands of Republican convention delegates cheered and gave a rousing standing ovation to a black woman, Mia Love? Because we have video proof that it happened:
In particular, watch 6:35 – 6:57 in the video, which shows the white delegates clapping and cheering for Mia Love.
Now, which is more significant: The proven fact that 99.99% of Republican delegates gave a standing ovation to a black woman; or the unproven claim that an unidentified 0.01% of the people in the convention hall purportedly said something racially tinged to a black woman?