Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gag Us! The Mainstream Media's Convention Coverage Sucks

We doubt if we need to make this point, since you can see it for yourself, but doesn't the media coverage of the Democratic Convention just suck?

Granted, we can only watch a small slice at a time. Last night, we were watching NBC. While they carried Hillary's speech without interruption, the rest of the time it was all about NBC, not the convention.

Get this: we have three men--Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and political analyst Chuck Todd--yacking on and on about Hillary and the glass ceiling, and how long it's been since Geraldine Ferraro and how much longer it will be. We bet all the women correspondents at NBC were thinking the same thing about THEIR employer.

[Note: they could have had the same conversation four years ago about a black man being a major party's nominee and no one would've mentioned Barack Obama. A woman will get the nomination some day--relatively soon--and it will be someone who comes out of nowhere, with a brilliant campaign, just as Obama did. Somehow these brilliant political analysts missed that point.]

The we have the endless yabbering about disaffected Hillary supporters and the divisions in the Democratic Party.

Remember when half the GOP was saying there was no way they'd support John McCain? Pathological liars like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh were saying they'd campaign for the Democratic nominee if McCain won. Where's the press on that story?

Worst of all, however, is that it's just a bunch of talking media heads and talking to, and interviewing, each other. Tonight we'll try some of the cable coverage, but we don't expect it to be much better.

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