That's right folks, the Democratic National Convention, the introduction of one of the two presidential candidates to the nation, is officially "non-news."
Apparently the fact that Obama's campaign has moved the acceptance speech to a separate location has the news organizations saying it is just too darn expensive to cover something that just isn't news!
I think Jed has put it best so far:
Is it not newsworthy that on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, 80,000 Americans will witness an African-American accept a major party's presidential nomination for the first time in our nation's history? Is that not in fact a historic event?
Honestly? You'd have to be lost in space to think that this year's convention is not news worthy. The news angles are endless.
But oh well. No one wants to miss out on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" Or whatever else qualifies as being newsworthy these days.
I wonder...will they cut back on their coverage of the RNC convention in the interest of fairness?
Probably not because let's face it, the coverage this year has not been "fair" by any definition of the word.
I am someone who hates the "media bias" arguments most of the time, but looking at the coverage, especially in the last few weeks, it has been unreal. Of course, this is no exception.
Saving a few bucks trumps coverage of the most historically significant event in American politics in decades.
How dare they even consider cutting back just to save a few bucks -- especially after all the money they've made during this year's extended primary season.
Another excellent point.
The truth is, they don't want to cover it because they'd rather be eating donuts with and coddling Grampa McCain.
It is enough to make the stomach turn.
Consider contacting CBS news and educating them on what news is.
Hat tip to jgkojak