Is the mainstream media done? They are certainly burying themselves with the coverage of the Republican National Convention! First, there was the Yahoo News Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian who was caught insulting Mitt Romney and his wife on a hot mic. He was subsequently fired, but not long after he got canned PBS’s Gwen Ifill was showing her support for Chalian. Keep in mind that Ifill has been a Presidential Debate Moderator for the past two elections. Glenn even took issue with parts of the Fox News coverage, which is typically the sole bastion of sanity in the cable news world. Of course, all of this pales in comparison to MSNBC’s continuing embarrassment that they call news.
“I’m telling you, I’m telling you, guys, start looking at which network facilities we want because we’re going to buy one of them,” Glenn told Pat and Stu on the radio show.
Of course, it’s hard to criticize the networks not wanting to cover some of the awful speakers. McCain showed America why he lost by double digits to Obama, Portman and Pawlenty made Romney look electric, and two Florida political bigwigs did their best to top Stu and Pat’s epic ‘serving others’ speech fail at Restoring Love.
Check out the clip at the top of the page for more of Glenn’s analysis of the second night of the RNC and the horrible coverage on the mainstream cable news networks.