Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Conventional thinking, III

Imagine turning on the TV to watch a Super Bowl game. You know there's a game going on because you can hear the crowd cheering and you even get a glimpse of it over the shoulders of the announcers. But mostly, the cameras are on the announcers as they analyze and expound. Pictures of the event? Forget about it.

Couldn't happen? You haven't been watching "coverage" of the Democratic National Convention on any network or cable outlet except for C-SPAN.

Yes, we do get to see the speeches of choice. But most of the convention action isn't deemed important or interesting enough for the American public. Instead, we get plenty of Matthews, Olbermann, O'Reilly, Williams, Greenfield and dozens of other familiar talking heads telling us what we ought to know.

When people complain about "the media," this is who they mean.
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