At the end of a contentious meeting that was called to examine basic questions related to how a political group used a BRAC bus tour to finance a political campaign, President Lockhart asked how can we fix it. If we have them give the money back, will that do it he inquired. In a couple more minutes, he once again got back to the subject of how they could straighten this out.
Some people have posted on Someone Noticed asking why we reported this aspect and print media didn’t. As it seems to be central to any summary of the process, those queries are best directed to the newspapers as we can’t answer for those outlets.
But to illustrate where our news brief was coming from as we worked to provide a summary of the fact-finding effort, here’s the video clip of that segment.
Watch this piece and you will see President Lockhart asking how do we fix it as he proposes some solutions, such as returning the money.
Plenty of other video clips have been making the rounds on Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and other social networking sites for a day or two now. That’s an excellent way for readers to see directly what happened without reporters filtering the event from whatever perspective they’re coming from. Of course, this is only a small segment and the Whig covered the entire meeting. Perhaps the newspaper will post the entire recording so everyone can see the complete thing.
There are plenty of other clips out there and we’ll link to more later. For example, Commissioner Hodge opened with one set of remarks that got ink, but at the end he wrapped things up with another set. He said: “I think Senator Pipkin’s points are well taken. Things could have been done different. I wish they were done differently.” .