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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:53 PM
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FOX is covering the Democratic convention at the Pepsi Center...
...in Denver, Colorado scheduled to be from August 25-27.

However, Obama's acceptance speech is scheduled for August 28, at INVESCO Field.

Does anyone know who's covering the speech?

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AmyCamus Donating Member (371 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:54 PM
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1. "Does anyone know who's covering the speech?" All of them, probably.
History makes good TV.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:15 PM
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6. LOL! I meant, would it be handled the same as the convention...
...with FOX being the exclusive camera crew, or whatever.


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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:55 PM
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2. Fox.
Really.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:55 PM
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3. I sure hope they give FAUXNOISE a spot in the men's room.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:16 PM
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7. You mean like this...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 PM
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9. Perfect. But I would hope the Mens Room is not so clean.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:38 PM
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10. Well, for some reason they put Coulter in the ladies room. n/t
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 PM
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4. I've been curious about this ... did they move the speech to elude Faux?
If they have exclusive "pool coverage" rights to the
convention hall, did the DNC approve moving the speech
to expand the available feeds?
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:14 PM
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5. Good question.
I can tell you , I was pissed when I heard that FOX somehow got exclusivity for a political convention?

I always thought every network sent a crew/truck to the conventions.


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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:23 PM
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8. I'm almost certain we can watch it on C-SPAN or PBS
I still find it hard to believe that these NAZIS have exclusivity.
WHO would be stupid enough to sign THAT deal?
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 PM
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11. I wonder if it was some collective deal all the networks decided on.
And, they alternate from year to year.

Who knows?


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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:07 AM
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14. I'm sure it is a cost savings strategy
and to make it easier for people at the convention to get around. Can you imagine the congestion of cameras if Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC all had cameras rolling around?
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:30 AM
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16. I'm sure it was cost-saving, but...
...I don't think it would be that bad getting around.

TV camera people aren't paparazzi, you know.


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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:14 PM
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12. fox merely has the pool coverage responsibility
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:14 PM by onenote
they will have the basic "podium" shot cameras. Each of the networks will be covering the convention and will have their own "floor" cameras as I understand it.

http://www.politicswest.com/9395/fox_cover_demcon_08
NBC has the repub convention pool coverage. It rotates.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:37 PM
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13. "NBC has the repub convention pool coverage."
Well, that explains why Billo the clown has been bitching about them.


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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:44 AM
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15. "At the PEPSI Center" ..... that just LEAPS out at me......
'Pepsi' has done exactly 'what' for this country or for what good of any class/group of people? City/sports centers USED to be named after brave souls with character who made a difference for the common good.



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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:59 AM
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19. Yeah, but, the stadiums sold the "naming rights". n/t



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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:45 AM
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17. Actually Not A Bad Move...Have Them Handling The "Pool"
It's nothing more than operating and pointing their cameras and that feed is then given to the other networks. At least here they will have to be careful where those cameras point and keep them from getting into too much trouble.

I'm looking forward to both conventions and for opposite reasons. The GOOPers will put on their usual reverse oreo show...pretend to be "compassionate" and make us all forget about the past 7 1/2 years. They're giving boooshie a "going far far far far far far away" party on the first night...the fun there will be to see who dares to stand on the stage with his assholiness and where Gramps is that night (my bets are also very far away). Then there's the Paulbots and their convention up the street...15,000 loud...all but sure to attract media attention as well. And as a friend of mine who lives in Minneapolis recently said, the amount of siliva in drinks will be at an all time high that week.

The Democratic Convention should be the best we've enjoyed since Clinton's second nomination in Chicago in '96...one of a party looking forward and younger and more energized. Be assured our beloved corporate media will do all it can to find a PUMA or DINO to "balance things"...but one thing the Obama campaign has done very well is to thwart to corporate media in pushing their memes.

I'll really enjoy the "recpetion" BillO and Hannity are sure to get in Denver...including saliva-laden drink in hand...just watching them as their corrupt, inept party self destructs on live TV is well worth the watch.

And, BTW...Gramps acceptance speech is scheduled for a Thursday night...up against the first NFL regular season game. And what will you be watching?

Cheers...
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:58 AM
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18. When they control the cameras, they control the footage.
If there is one protester or one drunk, they can make it look like the whole damn convention is under seige.

FOX should never have that much power.

Hell, even CSPAN is dependent on that feed.


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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:11 AM
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20. Just A Set Of Cameras...
No, they have no control over the graphics or even the shot used by networks. This is to cut down on the camera clutter at these events. The cameras they'll control will be almost always focused on the podium. The networks will have plenty of their own cameras out there floating around...but this feed is the "official" one...the one you see if you scan the channels and see the same shot.

Honestly, there's not much power in being forced to keep your camera trained on the stage...and tying up some of their technical people to make sure the feed goes out. Trust me, Faux will try to find other mischief at the convention and it'll be away from the podium.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:19 AM
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21. I hope you're right.
Anytime FOX is concerned, I am always suspicious.


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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:25 AM
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22. They'll Have Plenty To Deal With
Here's what I'm hoping to see on the streets of Minneapolis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNZS9ZuZcrg

always fun seeing that video again!!

And here's hoping that the DNC follows Netroot Nation's lead and issue special tags to Faux as "Opinion Journalists".

Cheers...
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