Wednesday March 13, 2013, 9:06 pm
Just got home and turned on MSNBC--Rachel played a clip and Ed announced his new weekend show--then signed in to Care2 and Caturday:) Thanks Kit hope you are mending and resting well. . .
(will watch the interview. . .as soon as i can. . .)
I was so very impressed by this young man. He didn't sneak in a camera, as cameras were permitted, which of course, means many others have this and decided or were paid to not give it out to the public. Scott recorded this to have a piece of history and because he was interested in what the candidate, Mitt Romney had to say.
Thursday March 14, 2013, 10:18 am
Thanks Kit I missed this one as I was away. I put people like Scott Prouty high on my list. These are the people who deserve awards and recognition as I really don't care much for the other awards shows except CNN's Heroes. This man, and Bradley Manning are the moral compass of a Country that lacks it's moral compass right now, and I thank goodness that we still have these brilliant Lighthouses in the form of people to keep guiding the public in the correct direction.
Thursday March 14, 2013, 1:50 pm
I get annoyed when people call sports celebrities and others like them "heroes" but imo, this man truly is a hero. He did the right thing, not for money or fame but because it was the right thing. Bravo to him!
Thursday March 14, 2013, 1:55 pm
Kit, I don't know what to say except thank you to you , and thank you to Scott Prouty. Your comment stresses his honesty, which is certainly of the highest order, but I was also so impressed by his humility, maybe even more than by his courage, which is also considerable. What a man! Dandelion is so right also, and what a pity that Bradley Manning, and John Kiriakou, and Lynne Stewart, aren't free and on the Ed Show. Maybe I should have said what a shame, because it is indeed shameful.
Thursday March 14, 2013, 2:49 pm
i wated the show and was duly impressed.
I hope Ed's show makes it online in it's entireity. If not I am SOL. I watch his show every day. I watch them all. However that all is limited. the "daytime" shows are NOT presented online in their entirety. Just snippet videos and that's simply frustrating. I do try and catch Up with Chris Hayes which is actually where I LEARN the most. Great show along with Melissa Harris-Perry.
Soooo let's hope they do the same for ED.
I wonder who is going to fill his slot ?????
Thursday March 14, 2013, 2:52 pm
Obviously my "editor" doesn,t work at all (I've wondered why now for quite awhiile)
Should be "I watched...."
Any ohter mistakes...well...I do the best I can then just post.
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:23 pm
All who have the guts to expose the "BIG BASTARDS" are heroes and I'm so happy another one joined the list!
They are absolutely critical in empowering the people and make CHANGE happen!
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:37 pm
WOOHOOOO SCOTTY YOU GO !!!!!!!!! (doesn't take much to have more empathy than Mitten, eh) Thx Kit-sure would hate to have missed this one!
And the reactions tonight should be interesting as well..
Friday March 15, 2013, 7:09 am
I am grateful for Mr. Prouty's actions. The election outcome may have been disastrously different. I agree with all who applaud transparency and we'll keep fighting for the rights of all heroes of this ilk across the globe.
Friday March 15, 2013, 7:33 am
I wasn't aware of this interview and I do remember reports in the media at the time regarding Romney's rant but wasn't aware of the source. So if I understand this, his handlers weren't so much shocked by the views expressed as they were by his saying it publicly and getting recorded doing so.
Would it be fair to say then the Mr. Romney was expressing the way the majority of Republicans feel?
Is this the way we are seen by those in the Republican party?
This is amazing stuff - thanks so much Kit.
Mr Prouty decided he wanted this to be about the actual words used by Romney and not about who made the recording. We really owe a debt to this man, otherwise many might have considered voting in a very different way.
Romney said, "I wish I had said it better." translation: I sure wish this had not been released to the public.
Friday March 15, 2013, 12:48 pm
I watched the whole thing last night. I usually only get Rachel's transcripts, I like to watch without the ads, which is how I watched the show with Mr. Prouty. I suspect his employment problems are over. I think Ed was right too in that I think that what he did has as much, or more, influence in the ultimate outcome as anything either of the candidates did or said themselves. There was just NO place for Mitt to hide, he couldn't flip, though he tried, from side to side as he did with everything else, and the President did a fine job using that material in the debates too. But the real courage was Mr. Prouty - though I have to admit that I found a couple things a bit disingenuous. He came with a camera but had no intention to use until he heard what Mitt was saying? But the thing was there, positioned perfectly, from the beginning and rolling. I don't care about this little bit, because even if he did intend to tape it, I'm glad that he did. How he handled it after that was nearly professionally done, perhaps with the help of Mother Jones, but in any case, the people of America needed to know what Mitt said in private, what he really thinks of them, us, and this was the only way to have that happen. Great show, great interview and whether he goes to law school or gets a job as an advocate, I think Mr. Prouty did the right thing by America and has every right to be proud. Even if he does get a few nasty emails. Good Job! That was public service of the highest order, imo.
Monday March 18, 2013, 3:32 am
This was a wonderful interview - I too had wondered why he had taken a camera since it wasn't at first his intention to video their true opinions, but he did say that Bill Clinton had (in a similar situation) gone to thank the behind scenes staff and they were all allowed to photograph him shaking hands and so on, and that is why he had originally taken the camera - then he saw Rmoney telling the truth for once which was so unlike his public pronouncements that he videoed them all.
I am VERY glad that he did so - to me he is a hero - may God bless and protect him too!
Monday March 18, 2013, 2:59 pm
I'm glad you posted this, too, Kit. I'd missed the news about Prouty. I liked how Ed introduced him as a knowledgeable bar tender, a man who "knows people" and gave the profession kudos that are perhaps seldom heard. Obviously Ed respects all kinds of people and knows that good character is not measured by the family income or inheritance. Thanks to Dandelion for forwarding, too.