With the Democratic National Convention forced into the dull and disjointed world of virtual programming, there appears to be plenty of room for speakers and politicians to just sort of do whatever they want. Their segments are being filmed by their own crews, outside of the tight and strict parameters that an in-person appearance would be subject to.
The glut of the complaints about the events can be traced back to this reality. Without the coordination that comes with proximity, many of the DNC’s speakers are taking vastly different approaches to mood and subject matter, lending a topsy-turvy vibe to the entire ordeal. Perhaps this is why the entire event has been criticized from top to bottom several times over.
This has also led to some speakers injecting their own hidden messages into their addresses.
“Childcare was already hard to find before the pandemic. And now, parents are stuck — no idea when schools can safely reopen and even fewer childcare options,” Warren said from a childcare center in Massachussetts, before drawing on her own experiences of juggling childcare while working.
But as Warren addressed a topic that Americans have been struggling with on both sides of the aisle, another message popped out at viewers, as observers noted on social media.
Lining the background behind Warren as she addressed the Democratic National Convention were block letters inside cubbies: B L M [Black Lives Matter].
Once you see it, it’s plain as day.
"BLM" spelled out in blocks while Warren speaks pic.twitter.com/NTgsVpsAj3
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) August 20, 2020
It was only days ago that Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee himself, was believed to have included a secret message of his own into a video announcing his running mate. In that clip, a cartoon prominently featured on Biden’s desk included the caption “Why Me?!” – possibly an indication of Biden’s reluctance to run at all.
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