|Thur. 29 Jan MMXV|
The vermin at the New York Times did an important article on Lamberton on the front page of their
New York section in today's national print edition :
"Sign Language Interpreter For Mayor di Blasio Is An Internet Hit"
It is interesting to note that in the press conference in the vid above, (and indeed in all of his work for NYC), Lamberton is not watching de Blasio (the clinically insane Mayor of New York with Daddy Issues); he is watching his wife seated in the front row of the press corps, who is signing an initial interpretation of what half-black Bill is spewing (in the case of the video above, an almost one-hour press conference about a snowstorm that never even really happened. It must suck to be so irrelevant). Just imagine the level of communication between that husband and wife team. It is actually quite touching.
I find watching this guy do his work very real and very inspiring (even if what he is translating is borderline nonsense in a Big Picture kind of way). This man is a professional, just imagine the level you would have to be at in ASL (American Sign Language) to produce a transcript of what he is "saying".
That said (signed), why does the mayor have to have a member of the handicapped community taking up one third of the tv screen when they could simply scroll captions?
Answer: because Adolf Hitler never had a sign-language interpreter during any of his speeches.
(Warning: the You Tube community has identified this video as being potentially offensive to certain groups. Viewer excretion is advised)