This weekend the Right Online 2012 conference is going on in Las Vegas. This is a conference for conservative new-media types and bloggers (even, I suppose sixth-rate ones such as myself). It features a lot of speakers whom I would love to hear.
As neither the day job nor the Snowed family budget allow for traveling to Las Vegas for two days, I usually end up missing such events as this. (Heck, my time budget doesn't even allow for blogging a good portion of the time.) Thankfully, a lot of the speakers and sessions are streamed online at this page.
I got to see two very good speakers last night in Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin. Both of them talked about the impact that the "new media" can have; in addition, Governor Palin spoke of the failure of the old media (which isn't a new theme for her, but it still rings true).
And thanks to The Right Scoop, both speeches have already been preserved for posterity. (Specific links to the individual speeches are here and here.)
Here is Sarah Palin's speech (approximately 35 minutes, and worth it):
And here is Michelle Malkin's speech (approximately 18 minutes, also worth it):