From all reports received—on Twitter—the people of Texas just filled our state capitol building and shouted down the Republican majority in the senate as it tried to trample a Democratic senator who’d been filibustering since 11:00 a.m. to stop passage of a bill that would have forced the closure of almost every abortion provider in the state. It sounds like an incredible thing that I would have dearly loved to witness.
Too bad, because every Houston television station on my cable system that prides itself on being first with the news…kept running its regular programming. And every cable news network that tries to convince us they’re covering the news continued with their reruns of the evening’s talk shows.
Shame on every one of you. Worthless!
Now Twitter tells me that the senate voted to pass the bill, but did so after the statutorily-mandated midnight adjournment of the legislature’s special session, so there’ll be court hearings coming.
Something big happened in Austin, Texas tonight, and almost all of us didn’t see it. The TV News that insists it knows best about these things decided it wasn’t important enough, not interesting. Let’s all look at the local Austin video later today and see just how wrong they are.
Thank you, Twitterverse, for doing the job that journalists are supposed to do.