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(National Review)   DNC accommodations for journalists: "Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot." So I guess they've found Bill Clinton's hotel   (nationalreview.com) divider line 153
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2012-09-04 08:05:27 AM  
Vote Republican.
 
2012-09-04 08:09:15 AM  
Sounds awesome to me.

/dnrtfa
 
2012-09-04 08:09:50 AM  
Sounds better than the RNC already.
 
2012-09-04 08:10:15 AM  
Between the source and the instagreen, I'm going to guess that the drug dealers were two guys drinking beer and the prostitute was a woman hanging out with her husband.

/I'm being snarky, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm right.
//Not giving NRO a click.
 
2012-09-04 08:11:23 AM  
See, this is what happens when you pick a non-union hotel.

/halfway joking
//NRO article; not touching that one...
 
2012-09-04 08:11:48 AM  
So that no one else has to click on NRO.


The Crack Hotels of the DNC
September 03, 2012 8:49 PM
By John Fund
The DNC shines the spotlight of the world stage on our Queen City. Delegates from all 50 states, 15,000 journalists, and more than 350 foreign leaders will experience Charlotte . . .

- Charlotte Business Journal, August 31, 2012

I can't speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC. National Review was assigned to two Knights Inn properties. Everyone who saw them fled immediately across state lines to an available Marriott in South Carolina rather than stay there. As one of our political correspondents reported:

The Knights Inn was the worst hotel I have ever seen, and I've stayed in many bad motels in my life. Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot. And this was in the early afternoon. The room itself was dirty, full of other people's stuff, etc.

I have never requested a hotel change in 3 years at NR. This was the first time I felt absolutely compelled.

It's not as if the DNC couldn't have figured out something was wrong with the properties. TripAdvisor had these recent comments on one of the Knights Inn properties: "wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy," "scared to death," and "pimps and prostitutes at night."

Nor was National Review singled out. Staff members from Politico and the Hill abandoned their assigned hotels, too. Staffers from the Hill found refuge in a cheap Microtel and considered it a comparative oasis.

Tucker Carlson, editor of The Daily Caller, told me that the Quality Inn his staff was assigned to was "the worst hotel you can imagine." TripAdvisor carried these recent reviews: "barely a Bates Motel," "scary area and parking lot," and "the worst."

Some of the scarcity of good hotels is due to Charlotte's relatively small size. It is the least populous city to host a national convention since the GOP held theirs in New Orleans in 1988, and the Big Easy had lots of hotels because of its popularity with tourists.

But there really is no excuse for anyone, especially women, to be assigned to hotels that are beyond dingy and in some cases clearly unsafe. 

09/03/12 08:49 PM
 
2012-09-04 08:13:20 AM  
So the DNC didn't give the best accommodations to reporters from the National Review? Shocking - I hope they don't bias their coverage of the convention as a result....
 
2012-09-04 08:14:43 AM  
What does NRO have against the people of Charlotte?
 
2012-09-04 08:15:29 AM  
Thats pretty funny. Given the type of journos in their list of publications, I would imagine the crack-whores complained about the smell and had them thrown out for putting off the customers.
 
2012-09-04 08:16:42 AM  
They probably saw some persons of color and assumed they were drug dealers and prostitutes. Talk about white flight.
 
2012-09-04 08:17:44 AM  
At least it was a female prostitute, unlike the RNC.
 
2012-09-04 08:18:11 AM  
This was not an accident. I am from Charlotte and someone is telling the author and Tucker Carlson "F*ck you, I hope you die in the parking lot". We do have plenty of nice accomodations, the Knights Inn will never be one of them. I am hard pressed to think of a more dangerous place to be in Charlotte after dark.
 
2012-09-04 08:18:20 AM  
I don't consider myself a petty person, but I wouldn't exactly roll out the red carpet for incendiary assholes like John "Obsessed with Black Panthers" Fund and Tucker "Hurting America" Carlson either.
 
2012-09-04 08:20:03 AM  
NRO to English translation. "I saw blah people."
 
2012-09-04 08:21:16 AM  
On Craigslist the M4M ads spiked in St Paul in 2008 and Tampa in 2012.
 
2012-09-04 08:23:35 AM  

NotSoup: At least it was a female prostitute, unlike the RNC.


Why else would these guys be complaining?
 
2012-09-04 08:24:17 AM  

PDid: They probably saw some persons of color and assumed they were drug dealers and prostitutes. Talk about white flight.


I lived about a mile from the hotel in question for 8 years. The area is pretty well mixed. Someone was most likely selling dope(they always are) and if any woman no matter what color is hanging out in that parking lot she is a whore.
 
2012-09-04 08:24:20 AM  
So, it's better than Tampa?
 
2012-09-04 08:24:37 AM  
In the old days, that's the type of accommodations journalists preferred...
 
2012-09-04 08:25:25 AM  
New guy's in the corner puking his guts out.
 
2012-09-04 08:26:00 AM  
Democrats are just scared of all the bootstrappy-types hanging out and trying to work their way up through the social order by entrepreneurialism.
 
2012-09-04 08:26:42 AM  
I can't speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC. National Review was assigned to two Knights Inn properties. Everyone who saw them fled immediately across state lines to an available Marriott in South Carolina rather than stay there. As one of our political correspondents reported:

The Knights Inn was the worst hotel I have ever seen, and I've stayed in many bad motels in my life. Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot. And this was in the early afternoon. The room itself was dirty, full of other people's stuff, etc.


Maybe this has more to do with the fact that Charlotte, like most of North Carolina, is a shiathole.
 
2012-09-04 08:31:07 AM  
Is that near where the contingent from Ward 8 in DC is going to be?
 
2012-09-04 08:31:16 AM  

PDid: They probably saw some persons of color and assumed they were drug dealers and prostitutes. Talk about white flight.


It's like that time that elite paramilitary group of Black Panthers surrounded that polling place and wouldn't let any white people vote.
 
2012-09-04 08:33:14 AM  
Here we see a journalist in his natural habitat.

i.imgur.com

The species is known to flourish in such environments due low rates and the availability of alcohol, drugs, and prostitutes.
 
2012-09-04 08:33:39 AM  

sammyk: This was not an accident. I am from Charlotte and someone is telling the author and Tucker Carlson "F*ck you, I hope you die in the parking lot". We do have plenty of nice accomodations, the Knights Inn will never be one of them. I am hard pressed to think of a more dangerous place to be in Charlotte after dark.


Boo farking hoo. These are journalists. They are supposed to go into war zones and hang with the troops. Murrow did radio reports from rooftops during blitzkriegs, for shiat's sake. Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi and has his head chopped off. And Carlson is biatching about hotel accommodations? Fark him. It's past time he did some real journalism.
 
2012-09-04 08:34:11 AM  
So, NRO doesn't book its own travel arrangements? Since when does the DNC book travel for all the journalists who show up? And, if the DNC didn't book the travel, then why couldn't the person who booked the travel for NRO have looked up the hotel the way the reporter did?

I'm just asking questions.
 
2012-09-04 08:34:15 AM  
"Nor was National Review singled out. Staff members from Politico and the Hill abandoned their assigned hotels, too. Staffers from the Hill found refuge in a cheap Microtel and considered it a comparative oasis."

Heh. Looks like the right-wing press got trolled by the DNC.

/left out the obligatory Sarah Palin is automatically president...
 
2012-09-04 08:35:35 AM  
Knights Inn? bwahahahah. What were they expecting from the cheapest hotel in Charlotte?
 
2012-09-04 08:35:35 AM  

Job Creator: "Nor was National Review singled out. Staff members from Politico and the Hill abandoned their assigned hotels, too. Staffers from the Hill found refuge in a cheap Microtel and considered it a comparative oasis."

Heh. Looks like the right-wing press got trolled by the DNC.

/left out the obligatory Sarah Palin is automatically president...


More like they didn't waste their money on bloggers. Who would have thought?!
 
2012-09-04 08:35:37 AM  

peterquince: I can't speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC.


I'm confused. They are told which hotels they can go to? Does the DNC make their reservations and everything? That's not very boot-strappy.
 
2012-09-04 08:37:12 AM  

Great_Milenko: Maybe this has more to do with the fact that Charlotte, like most of North Carolina, is a shiathole.


Excuse me! I actually like some of this shiathole. North Carolina is the best of all shiatholes out of this shiathole filled country.
 
2012-09-04 08:38:10 AM  
FTFA But there really is no excuse for anyone, especially women, to be assigned to hotels that are beyond dingy and in some cases clearly unsafe.

Ah yes, turn the narrative around and imply that it is truly the democrats that don't have the best interests of women at heart.
 
2012-09-04 08:38:10 AM  
President Romney.

Say it with me.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY.

/if you can do it without laughing, crying or vomiting, you'll get through the next 8 years just fine
 
2012-09-04 08:39:15 AM  
They're going to round up white conservative men and imprison them in FEMA Knights Inns! With only female prostitutes!

GAAAAAAAAH!
 
2012-09-04 08:39:51 AM  
i.imgur.com
Really? The NRO is complaining that history's greatest socialist monster didn't put them up in a 4 star hotel? Really?
 
2012-09-04 08:42:25 AM  
Working for NRO does not equal being a journalist. They were lucky they got credentials working at the shiat hole.
 
2012-09-04 08:43:15 AM  
Way to insult the entire town of Charlotte, Republicans. It's not like you need to win NC or anything
 
2012-09-04 08:43:35 AM  
I'm surprised that they were upset about the presence of drug dealers. I've always thought that the use of large amounts of drugs was the most likely explanation for the writing at NRO.
 
2012-09-04 08:46:25 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: I'm surprised that they were upset about the presence of drug dealers. I've always thought that the use of large amounts of drugs was the most likely explanation for the writing at NRO.


No, you're thinking of their pregnant mothers.
 
2012-09-04 08:46:30 AM  
More of an indictment of NC than the DNC, dont you think?
 
2012-09-04 08:49:22 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Philip Francis Queeg: I'm surprised that they were upset about the presence of drug dealers. I've always thought that the use of large amounts of drugs was the most likely explanation for the writing at NRO.

No, you're thinking of their pregnant mothers.


I thought that was covered when they mentioned them working the parking lot.
 
2012-09-04 08:49:38 AM  
I don't understand why the Democrats didn't build new five start hotels in Charlotte for Tucker Carlson.
 
2012-09-04 08:52:33 AM  

Great_Milenko: Maybe this has more to do with the fact that Charlotte, like most of North Carolina, is a shiathole.


Wow. Go for the low-hanging fruit, eh?
 
2012-09-04 08:53:10 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: President Romney.

Say it with me.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY.

/if you can do it without laughing, crying or vomiting, you'll get through the next 8 years just fine


What's he going to be President of? Bain Capital? His local Mormon stake?
 
2012-09-04 08:53:35 AM  
Political correspondents throwing a hissy fit over not being treated like foreign dignitaries? Truly a shocking turn of events.
 
2012-09-04 08:53:51 AM  

henryhill: More of an indictment of NC than the DNC, dont you think?


No. There are areas of Charlotte that are incredibly wealthy. There are areas that are dangerous. Kinda like, oh, I dunno, any metropolitan anywhere in the country.
 
2012-09-04 08:54:05 AM  

henryhill: More of an indictment of NC than the DNC, dont you think?

That's only one letter off, I could see how they could screw that up.
 
2012-09-04 08:55:13 AM  
They were blacks, so you know, they must have been up to something.
 
2012-09-04 08:55:46 AM  
LOL. Tucker Carlson can't spend the night in a Quality Inn.
 
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