I’m honored that the Daily Sun was able to find the time to attend our election night viewing party, and cover it this morning. But do not let the Sun’s report fool you. The mood at Alpha Delta Phi, as members of the Cornell Review and others in the Cornell community gathered to watch the election results, was far from somber. The reaction of these individuals, with a sincere interest in the night’s proceedings, was understandably disappointed, but also exuded an understanding of the reality of the situation that unfolded this evening. I guess someone decided for us that conservatives are not allowed to have fun on election night anymore.
In reality, the announcement that the President had won reelection was far from one of “shock.” Anyone that was tuned into the ongoing coverage, rather than jumping between others’ parties, would attest to the same. This reality includes the fact that the mass media made multiple attempts to dramatize the coverage of the election in order to keep viewers tuned in as long as possible. It was as if the growing electoral vote count was a high-scoring soccer game that would not stop. I hope the Sun reporters enjoyed the thrill of the rollercoaster that is the American electoral system as much as we did.
Therefore, to say that the reaction to the announcement was one of “shock” is inaccurate and an example of classic partisanship. Furthermore, to limit the description of the evening to a gathering of Cornell Republicans, with a somber atmosphere, is an inaccurate representation of what was a gathering of diverse interests, representing various groups on campus, who engaged in a night-long debate of the values that will set the course of America over the next four years. But I do appreciate that the Sun continues to deny, out of fear, the Cornell Review‘s presence on the Cornell campus.
College Insurrection Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:01amPosted by
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