Was coverage of DNC too fawning?
Debate over media treatment
- Duration 4:30
- Date Sep 7, 2012
Debate over media treatment
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Right now let's take a look at media coverage of the Democratic Convention.
Striking some as a little too -- toward President Obama and the A list speakers we heard this week for example.
CBS news' bill -- the White House correspondent calling the president quote.
One of the greatest orators of his generation.
CNN's John King chimes in saying the DNC gave us a home run derby of speeches.
And in an interview with Caroline Kennedy CBS Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose talked about the Kennedy magic.
That seemed to transfer to President Obama.
So let's get into that with FOX News Watch panel of -- -- Judith Miller.
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author.
Also Cal Thomas syndicated columnist both are Fox News contributors so so what did you think to the media go overboard in their in their admiration of what the Democrats -- Now when I was a -- we would say is the Pope Catholic yes I mean there were first of all there was just a lot as a coverage John.
You had 151000.
To cover 5000.
So I just don't even know how those four delegates got a chance to do anything.
Except kind of be interviewed all day.
But it was -- but come on this is a show it's a spectacle the Republicans had a good week last week.
This was the democratic -- but this was -- Over the top but mean a little over the top yeah.
That was the tone between the Republican Convention and Democrat wasn't.
News was at the -- well let me first say that Judy you're still a girl -- always be in my -- What -- look I think the media moved out of the tank.
Into the bedroom.
I mean there's absolutely nothing that Obama can do that is wrong or questionable for example.
Brian Williams of NBC.
Was all over the Republican platform wondering why didn't have the exception for rape and incest on the abortion question.
But the democratic platform he raised no questions about abortion on demand even partial birth abortion.
There were no confrontational questions on the social issues matter fact the only one with -- any guts of the Democratic Convention.
Was cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York who got up and give a pro life prayer I was surprised they didn't -- and after all they'd already -- god.
-- we heard a lot about -- god and Jerusalem issues from the press and the press.
Is more than just broadcast media the press also happens to be print journalism.
And that they promised and they compared it to reality and it was a rather harsh indictment of the -- She let me give you one great moment this was what I would call Chris Matthews of -- -- NBC's Joseph Biden moment here's what he said.
I always figured -- Bill Clinton landed on Mars he would know how to do it with them he would know how to reproduce he would know everything.
How this is said interest being.
Comment I've been -- baby this is the next generation of democratic voters.
Well it's sending Bill Clinton -- having fathered children -- The -- -- it's consistent with chris' thrill up the play and that's talking about different parts of the and that.
-- Clinton did didn't do a good jobs spoke for fifty minutes I mean it was even longer than is 1988 speech that was so pan.
-- it was very Wong tee and it was really extraordinary and I just wonder.
And -- -- thinking about the independent voter out there are all one million of them left in the eight swing states.
When they listen to a 4050.
Minute recitation like that and they look at the guy and they look at his candor and say -- Fact I think can you reckon -- can't.
Are there are the media pressing.
You know -- the president's speech was not filled with details -- are the media pressing you know where's the -- No of course not followers would be that -- Bob back where -- Eleanor Mondale line yeah that was that was great to other or not they don't press in the same way because.
They are mostly in favor of the issues that the Democrats are -- But I will notice point out one little thing did you notice when that Bill Clinton hugged President Obama.
His face was to the camera and the presidents was obscured I don't think that was sequential.
-- interest in it and we'll have to look into that more deeply Cal Thomas Judith Miller it's good to have you both you can join our panelists then leave for FOX News Watch this weekend.
Will be talking more about how the media -- not covered the party's conventions and the race for the White House that Saturday afternoon to third.