Monday, August 30, 2004

No Network Coverage For RNC Night #1

The major networks are not covering tonight's RNC opening. Someone help me out here. Did they cover the opening of the DNC? I can't recall. If so, I'm yelling media bias. Rudy's speaking tonight. Should be good. I guess I'll have to watch it on Fox News.


Blogger dan said...

The republicans get three hours just like the dems. We're getting Arnold, Cheney, and Bush.
They got Clinton, Edwards and Kerry.

12:52 PM  
Blogger T. Marcell said...

Dan, you mean 4 hours for the Dems. All 3 networks certainly covered the first night-it was Clinton's. Obama and Teresa were on Tuesday, Edwards Wed. and Kerry Friday. What!? Giuliani's not worthy??

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The major networks most definitely did not cover the second night. I know because I watched Obama's speech on PBS, while NBC, ABC, and CBS showed their nightly hoopla.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Nels said...

Yes, the night with Obama was not carried on the networks.

They have to present Cheney and Bush, and then it comes down to Guiliani or McCain vs. Schwarzenegger. Of course Arnold is going to get it.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RatherBiased made a good point about the networks: the only night the Democrats were skipped was the night they put their most liberal speakers like Obama, Dean and Kennedy. But they do the opposite with teh Republicans when they're featuring McCain and Guliani

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot the link:

2:00 PM  
Blogger dan said...

Ahh but they're going with the most centrist republican as well with Arnold. I really feel this is a non issue.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how come C-Span had wall-to-wall DNC when it was on in Boston and now they are showing archive footage from 1980???

2:56 PM  
Blogger dan said...

so you're saying C-Span has a left wing bias? Ok? Actually I've got it on right now and there aren't any speakers scheduled until 7:45. Maybe that's why.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republicans surely had to realize that given a choice between McCain/Giuliani and Arnold, McCain/Giuliani would be the night left out by the networks. McCain should have been the keynote speaker, and Giuliani should be the one introducing Bush on Thursday. Maybe they were scared that Rudy would overshadow Bush.

Obama is one of the most liberal Democrats? Could've fooled me. Surprising that many Illinois Republicans seem likely to vote for such a liberal fellow...

9:37 PM  
Blogger John said...

I gotta go with the last guy on that one. Even I like Obama.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think one CSPAN channel was showing historical convention footage, while the other channel was showing the live stuff.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I'm with the others. I think the two conventions are getting the same coverage from the same networks. Just a little more obvious when the first night doesn't get covered vs. the second night.

3:41 PM  

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