Love-in at the DNC?
Any signs of media objectivity?
- Duration 6:28
- Date Sep 8, 2012
Any signs of media objectivity?
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Well that was the scene on Thursday night following Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte.
Bringing the three day Democratic Convention to a close we'll talk about the media coverage of the president's speech in a minute.
But first something that happened earlier in the week which most of the media seem to ignore.
I'll do that one more time.
All those delegates in favor say hi.
Love those delegates opposed say no.
In the opinion of the chair two thirds of voted in the affirmative the motion is -- not dead.
I'm not -- farm has been amended is shown on the screen.
That's Los Angeles mayor Antonio -- overdose of the chairman of the Democratic Convention calling for a third vote to amend their platform this time to include god that.
And -- Jerusalem as the capital of Israel it didn't seem to get much attention in the mainstream media Jim why not well it could be because mainstream media didn't want to make the Democrats look bad I -- about but I cut by contrast if I think that this has been the Republican Convention if the that the chairman of the Republican Convention somewhere had.
-- those boys those which by the way.
Is not and -- they got a majority let alone two thirds that if if -- been Republican Convention and mainstream media would hauled out acoustical engineers and sound decibel Jackson's.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Though those two people in the white teachers.
Would be household names by now the New York Times at the front page -- would have on The Today Show me telling her story about how fractured the troops are some Republicans are instead.
It was a Democrats and sweetness and light ABC news didn't even -- -- story NBC news give like ten seconds.
And I wanna say job we talked about this earlier in the week he had given and I -- I wanna say listen it was the hottest story on talk radio.
Both from the right and the left.
Every talk radio host asked us about it.
So maybe mainstream many -- -- the media didn't take care of it.
But radio absolutely went after it like nothing nobody's been transcended the social media which is the other another defining -- feature.
Both conventions but especially the Democratic Convention was the intense.
Twitter is -- nation of the Democratic Convention mean.
It was just you could not you could barely get on 23 it was -- -- This has got has been brought up here let's -- something on the book of ecclesiastical says meaningless meaningless all is meaningless.
And the whole thing about god even god got booed and it would got ought to be identified with a pro abortion not pro same sex marriage sixteen trillion dollar debt I don't think so but and then the whole Jerusalem think the media never brings this up.
Every administration says only OK well Jerusalem as the capital then the State Department that doesn't recognize -- so it's all phony baloney.
And it's and and they were off script which was the big story and has this got out of hand and they were unable to control.
Well and then there were all the spins about what happened here and whether it was an oversight or an accident whether President Obama had approved the platform.
That was shot down then we were told that he personally intervened.
To put god in Jerusalem -- and bright and if this had been a Republican Convention every reporter would swarmed.
The platform committee they would swarmed the White House is an atomic tick tack tick tack exactly what -- what moment when the president knowing when and instead.
Again they ABC is the most astonishing on this.
David -- actually took Caroline Kennedy -- not that she's not elected anything she's not -- but they've they asked -- so do you think that if uncle Ted we're here today he'd be.
What did he beats him to do it was at least -- -- leading question -- think Ted Kennedy is really part of this convention after all you know you know I missed I missed I missed it was.
Embarrassing what they use -- -- resource were.
And I want to also maintained handed conventions -- switched around and has been at the beginning.
And the Democrat -- -- first it was -- beginning the week I think it would have gotten that attention I you also have to take a look at the tired factor.
A report you're so anxious to put so much.
On it and it had all.
All the energy they needed to interview -- Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton and Caroline Kennedy did that that's what they wanted to they didn't want to do anything hard they wanted to ask Michelle Obama like one Barack Obama -- -- what do you say you know what kind of punching questions that I -- on that one and then there was president's former President Bill Clinton.
Who spoke to the convention and earned himself front page coverage in the New York Times and probably a lot of other.
And some people even I even saw on some of conservative blogs that that part on that you just Schaub was -- President Clinton purposely trying to hide.
President Obama play I believe the gentleman next time has that's -- I don't have to carry this -- a showman he knows what he's doing he could be in the theater I -- He's out there he's doing fifteen minutes with the president cooling his heels behind the curtain.
And then it comes on -- -- and he puts his faith they do this in the movies the big star gets really gets a face.
I was solo here ouch yeah.
-- realized that we can agree that the coverage was a bit font.
But there was also consensus in the media and I think it's correct that the Democrats had a very very good and strong convention.
But why do you want to say this I thought I might have been and may be here too long learned ever admit watching news watch for too long but I have to tell you.
So Monday night or Tuesday night I was exhausted and I decided to go back to my hotel and watch the Michelle Obama speech and so I saw.
-- whoever that Diane Sawyer isn't an -- giants are on TV and they were full innings over the stage and OK I'm really quite shocked this.
Speaking of that Rick Klein is the senior Washington editor for -- world news tonight would Diane Sawyer he tweeted.
This speech meaning Clinton's speech was a living breathing organism the crowd the -- all the speech one more like.
Living breathing orgasm if you'll excuse me having -- lazy about did they were having her like Princess Diana and cutie.
Right here just deliberate taught colleges -- the media were fawning and the Democrats had a good convention and really those are the same statement it.
Have separate -- very -- what can ration that out confronting an passer review in the shallow Obama's speech.
Oh my god was what she said.
Pretty good reveal what the president I know he's got business he's got the husband wrongdoing at the Huffington Post called the King's Speech.
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