Well 9:45 am Eastern Time has come and gone and nowhere in the mainstream media is there the smallest mention of Barbara Lee’s long awaited press conference. I contacted Ms. Lee’s office this morning. One of her receptionists told me that the big news release was indeed happening, but apparently there is nowhere in the media that we 99ers can go to view this earth shattering event. Ms. Lee’s receptionist said that CNN was supposed to be on the scene but apparently, if they are, they are not reporting the event live.
C-Span’s website at present has no information on the subject.
I contacted Bobby Scott’s office. His receptionist would not even confirm that CNN was present at the press release.
I, like most 99ers, was glued to CNN awaiting the publicized event. At 9:45 am Eastern Time the front story was a ten foot snow man in Canada. I do not know at this time if there is going to be any mainstream reporting on this subject whatsoever, but it is evident that this life changing event did not even rate live coverage by CNN.
In a last ditch effort to get any kind of information, I contacted Speaker of the House Boehner’s office. After being put on hold and listening to an instrumental rendition of the National Anthem, a receptionist put me through to the voice mail of a press agent, wherein I put forth the question, “Will Speaker of the House Boehner allow any unemployment legislation onto the House floor?” I guess we will wait for that answer to come when somebody can get around to it. Apparently his staff is very busy answering the questions of the rich who want to know when their next tax break is coming.
I will post more information as it becomes available.