"The crowd was larger than showed up here for Jimmy Buffet or Dave Matthews this summer and 3,000 more than came out to hear Obama last week," he writes.
I must correct Pallasch on one glaring error in his story though. "Playing to the crowd, Palin praised the Indi 500 and movies like “Hoosiers” and “Rudy,” Pallasch wrote. That's "Indy" not "Indi", Abdon. At least he didn't deliberately under-estimate the crowd numbers as some local reporters and one local blogger did. And the worst thing Pallasch could report on the crowd: "The fans screamed “Booo!” at least 10 times when Palin mentioned Obama’s name."
On that note, one local blogger asked the Star's Matt Tully about the misreporting by some in the news media, as well as the false claim in this week's debate by Sen. Obama, that supporters of Palin and McCain at rallies had screamed, "Kill him" in reference to Obama. The Secret Service, of course, says no such thing happened. By some accounts, the supporters yelled, "Tell him." Tully's response to the blogger's question was something to the effect that he would believe the reporting of a fellow colleague at the Washington Post over the claims of the Secret Service. Local race baiter, talk show host Amos Brown ratched it up a little more in his weekly column in the Indianapolis Recorder: "At their rallies speakers used Obama’s middle name “Hussein” as a spoken obscenity. "Others screamed “terrorist,” “Arab,” “kill him,” “off with his head” at the mention of Obama’s name." Laura Ingram, Sean Hannity and Greg Garrison all earned the label of "talk radio bigots" by Brown this week as well, as he continued his annual election tradition of doing all he can to polarize blacks against whites and the Republican Party.