Inside the Tent: Stop Bird Porn

September 3, 2008

Does the Audubon Society know about this?

Amid the anarchists, pro-life picketers and anti-war protesters at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Reuters reporter Ed Stoddard talks to a fervid anti-birdwatching activist.

Yes, you read that sentence correctly. The shadowy organization “Stop Bird Porn “ is concerned that birdwatching is a “gateway” to voyeurism: “If people start with birds, they move on to squirrels, bears, mountain goats and eventually humans.

[Editor's note: Our highly attuned sarcasm detectors have determined that there may be a bit of satire going on here.]

Last week at the Democratic National Convention, Columnist Dave Barry took on the Stop Bird Porn crowd in Denver.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. TK is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are TK own.

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