Empty seats witness Clinton break glass ceiling

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Hillary mug at conventionMuch like a tree falling in the woods, what if the first woman is nominated as president of the United States and nobody's there to see it? 

"This is amazing. This place is empty," left-wing filmmaker Josh Fox reported Tuesday night from the Wells Fargo Center, where Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate.

Fox's camera footage, which he uploaded live to Facebook, showed empty seats after hundreds of Democratic delegates from "Bernie states" left after Sen. Bernie Sanders was denied the nomination. And that defeat came after delegates learned via leaked emails that the DNC colluded with Clinton to undermine Sanders during the primary. 

2016 convention logo (Democratic)But you wouldn't know it from media coverage that predictably fawned over Clinton becoming the first female nominee.

ABC News hailed it as an "epic moment" in American politics, Newsbusters noted in its analysis of media coverage. 

"The crowd is going beserk," a reporter said live from the convention floor. "Every delegate in this hall recognizes that they are a part of a moment in history."

At CBS News, Scott Pelley declared that the convention floor is "covered with shards of glass," because Clinton shattered "another ceiling for women."

The final delegate count was 2,838 for Clinton, 1,843 for Sanders, and 55 abstentions, ABC News reported

The enthusiasm for Clinton came after the media praised the first night of the convention Monday.

Bernie surrenders"Overall, for putting things together, for what we call in politics 'fence mending,' a ten strike, ten strike," gushed MSNBC's left-wing talker Chris Matthews.

Matthews took on a different tone at the Republican convention, when he complained about Gov. Chris Christie's "rough justice" of Clinton, when the governor rattled off Clinton's misdeeds to the Republican delegates who yelled back, "Guilty!"

Yet it appeared that Democrats were administering their own "rough justice" to the Democratic nominee Tuesday night after Sanders' supporters booed her name Monday and chanted "Lock her up!" in the streets.

Sanders supporters have started a Twitter hash tag "Demexit" to express their anger at Clinton. 

"This is the prime time of the Democratic National Convention right after the nomination of Hillary Clinton and this place is emptied out like crazy. I'm stunned," Fox said as he kept recording. "This is insane. The whole California delegation is pretty much gone."

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