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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:53 PM
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Where To Get Best Convention Coverage?
I would just turn on C-Span (they are covering it gavel to gavel aren't they?) and watch but to tell the truth I would like at least a little commentary. I'd like to hear what is coming up, what is going on around the convention, all the ins and outs of the next few days. Where is the best place to find unbiased coverage? I have little hope for CNN, I don't know what PBS is doing. Who else. Obviously not FOX.

How are you planning to keep up with the events of next week?
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:54 PM
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1. C-Span and Air America on my computer while at work.
CNN and MSNBC at home.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:58 PM
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3. How much coverage will AAR have?
Are they doing all the prime time coverage? It'll be interesting to hear Franken's take on things as well as Randi Rhodes' viewpoint.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:59 PM
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5. Randi Rhodes will be there.
I'm not sure about Al Franken.
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:16 PM
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14. They're all going.
Al, Randi and Janeane.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:55 PM
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2. I'd guess C-SPAN.
I haven't really gotten a sense of what coverage is going to be like. I guess I'll have to go home and study the weekly TV schedule from the local paper.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:59 PM
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4. I'll be watching PBS every night for 3 hours' coverage
plus occasional literate commentary.

The networks will only show an hour a night. Big of them.

My guess is that the networks will have their anchors do most of the talking, too. Screw 'em.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:02 PM
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6. My sig link
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:26 PM
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11. What kind of video coverage are you going to stream on truthout?
I'm already enjoying your written commentary, Will. I noticed the video links.... What's planned?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:59 PM
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12. Two camera people for TO showed up tonight
They will be with me - and off on their own - for the duration. Events, scenes, interviews...whatever we come across.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:05 PM
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7. PBS is gavel to gavel..no commentary as well
Probably the "best" way would be to watch C-span or PBS for a while and every hour or so, flip channels to watch a few minutes of criticism..and then go back to watching it "real"..

Most of the "prompter readers" will be playing the "contrarian role" (the fair and balanced thing, yaknow?)...of course by the time the repubes have their lovefest, the media will probably have decided that "contrary" was not the way to go, so they will have a "love-in" for **// :puke:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:25 PM
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15. PBS is my choice.
Although it'll be interesting to see how the major networks compress their version of the "highlights".
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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:05 PM
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8. I would imagine that ...
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 08:07 PM by ABB_15501
Kos and Atrios will have some very interesting insights, as will Josh Marshall and William Pitt. Will has already posted at least once here.

I think this is where I'll look for synopses. Should there be a single thread title used, with numbers? ...like the Plame threads?

PS. See post number 6 above...
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:17 PM
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9. I Would Hate To See A Single Thread
I would really hate that (as I do with the other ones that are out there).

Things are going to happen in the next week. There is likely to be some disturbance of the convention, there is probably a heightened likelyhood of attack. There is a good chance the Republicans will spring all manner of unholy shit next week. I do not want to see the events of the moment hidden in a mile-long thread.
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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:20 PM
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10. Not single thread- just a single title that would help us follow it. <nt>
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:28 PM
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16. What? You don't like threads that are titled "Did you hear that?!"
I just *love* those thread titles!

And when you click on them, the message says "I canNOT believe the dude just said that!"

And that's it.




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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:16 PM
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13. I've been watching
MSNBC this evening and it hasn't been too bad.
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Protected Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:29 PM
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17. This site says they will be streaming it online:
http://www.hdnnc.org/index.php -- but I doubt it will be much different from C-SPAN. It may be from different cameras, though. :)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:29 PM
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18. I'd say CSPAN--it is promising gavel to gavel coverage.
And no editorializing talking-heads to blather on about stuff.

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