FCC...making sense?

Garrett Wollman wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Aug 30 22:46:38 EDT 2004

<<On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 20:28:43 -0400, SteveOrdinetz <steveord@bit-net.com> said:

> Agreed.  Is this stuff of any interest to anyone who's not a political 
> junkie?

Are the conventions of interest to anyone who *is* a political junkie?
Face it, the people who are the most likely to watch are the people
who have already made up their minds (and probably did so four years
ago), and they're just watching to see their favored candidates make
rousing speeches (or to see their disfavored candidates stumble and
gaffe).  There's no news value to the conventions.

However, it is an error to conflate the natworks well-deserved
reduction in convention coverage with their rather more discomforting
reduction in news coverage generally.  There are still stories that
television can tell better than any other medium; pity it doesn't care


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