Monday, July 26, 2004

Political Convention Season

Ah, political convention season is upon us. Such a nostalgic time. One can almost smell old cigars and tear-gas wafting through the breeze.

It's also a fun time to watch the mainstream press fall flat on their faces prtetending not to be biased. As an example, I offer up the following bold predictions:

1. The Democrats will receive more prime-time coverage;

2. The Democrat speakers will receive less critical treatment by the ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC commentators than the Republicans during their later convention;

3. There will be little voice given to those critical of the Democratic Party during their convention, compared to the voice given to critics during the Republican convention.

I know. Shocking and bold. Who would think that this could possibly happen in our modern media age. I mean, it's not like this happens every year... or wait. Yes it does.

Anyway, the festivities kick off tonight with the Democrats in Boston, as Hillary and Bill both get some prime-time speech coverage. It will be utterly unnewsworthy. But I expect all the major networks to pre-empt normal coverage for it all the same. They need to. That way they can use it to justify not covering Republican speeches in primetime, because they "learned their lesson" at the Democratic Convention. Again, this is the same old playbook here. But I think we're all supposed to act surprised when it happens.

If you're not inclined to watch the convention (and unless someone is paying you or you're a hardcore moonbat, any such inclination is a sign of lunacy), and you absolutely must watch television, it's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

Hmm... Shark Week coincides with the Democratic Convention? Coincidence?


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