Skip to comments.(ABC-CBS) "Electrifying" Democrats vs. Nasty Republicans of August
Posted on 08/31/2004 3:53:49 PM PDT by crushelits
July's "Electrifying" Democrats vs. Nasty Republicans of August
"Electrifying" Democrats vs. Nasty Republicans. Even though Republican delegates enthusiastically cheered both John McCain and Rudy Giuliani's speeches Monday night, the Tuesday morning shows on ABC and CBS provided bland summaries of GOP convention activities, at least compared with their take on the opening night of the Democratic convention five weeks ago.
And while the reporters complained about Giuliani's attacks on John Kerry Monday night, ABC and CBS did not complain about the negativity from Al Gore, Bill Clinton and especially Jimmy Carter on the first night of the Democratic convention.
Here's how CBS's Hannah Storm opened the July 27 Early Show: "Good morning. I'm Hannah Storm in Boston where former President Bill Clinton brought down the house last night at the opening of the Democratic national convention. We'll have complete coverage."
After the opening credits rolled, Storm continued to gush: "In this sports mad town, it was like the Celtics were playing in a championship game here at the Fleet Center last night. It was absolutely electric. Good morning to all of you. It was just rocking here last night."
On the July 27 Good Morning America, ABC's Charles Gibson was just as jazzed by the Democrats' opening night: "As you know, it is exciting to come to conventions. I've been coming to conventions now since 1968, and I know they're controlled and they're scripted, but you can tell a lot about how energized a party is. And Monday night, for a convention, was rocking here. People were juiced like I don't think I've seen at a convention ever before. This place really was moving last night."
For more on how the network morning shows covered the first night of the Democratic convention, go to: www.mrc.org
Now, fast-forward to the August 31 Early Show. Storm was off, so a subdued Harry Smith began the show: "I'm Harry Smith at Madison Square Garden in New York where First Lady Laura Bush delivers her speech at the Republican national convention tonight. And she'll join me this morning for an interview."
After the credits, Smith continued his businesslike approach: "Tonight, the Republican convention delegates will get more of a personal take on the President when they hear from First Lady Laura Bush. But at last night's opening session the focus was on the President's leadership in the war on terror. CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante is here in Madison Square Garden with more. Good morning, Bill."
Plante's opening focused on the Republicans' negativity: "Harry, good morning to you. Last night the man who led this city in the aftermath of the 9/11 disaster, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, led the President's praise of the record, and took a lot of pot-shots at John Kerry."
Over on Good Morning America, Gibson also focused on the attacks: "This morning, the rallying cry. The Republican National Convention opens with memories of 9/11 and attacks on John Kerry."
After the theme music played, co-host Diane Sawyer told Gibson that the Republicans "tried to begin with a bang last night." Gibson zeroed in on Giuliani's speech: "Well, they did indeed. A very partisan speech, a rather fiery speech from the former New York mayor, Rudolph Giuliani." In an interview, Gibson scolded Giuliani for making "sharply critical" remarks about John Kerry and asked whether talking about 9/11 at a political convention was "divisive."
An hour later, beginning the 8am segment of the show, Gibson characterized the evening as "a night of attack after attack on John Kerry and references to 9/11."
Typical B.S. from Socialist media hacks.
No media bias there, oh no.
Every week Brent Bozell searches for left wing media bias.....and every week....he finds it.
I think it might a piece in the New Yorker, but Michael Medved mentioned a "journalist" who had to get his article in about the Republican Convention for the deadline - he said it was boring - BUT THE CONVENTION HADN'T BEEN HELD YET! He was just writing his opinions from looking at the names of the speakers! Fraud and bias from the leftie writers? OOOOH! I'm shocked... NOT.
And now lets go outside the Garden and talk with some of the thousands of peaceful protestors against Bush.
Any guess on how many arrests up until Tuesday morning?
527 and counting.
Why if I didn't know better, I'd say that they are mouthpieces for the subversive leftists in America.
I remember after the first day of the Demo convention. All the papers had front pages full of wonderful pictures of Clinton, with balloons and flags, and headlines like,
"Clinton shines at convention"
Today we get plain pictures of McCain or Guiliani, with titles like, "Guiliani mentions 'that day'".
I hope that no one is surprised at the bias of the media ... we fully expected them to spin everything into negative, bland, dull terms, while presenting the DNC is glowing light. Look for them to present everything as an attack on Kerry, no matter what it is that's said. For instance, I expect the media to characterize Laura's speech, tonight, as an attack on Kerry simply because she praises her husband. It would be par for the course.
Ohmigosh! A political convention actually criticizing the opponent? Stop the presses!
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