One of the clear signs that the press continues to accept Republican framing of the Democratic Convention is the notion of great risks involved in having Obama’s acceptance speech in Mile High Stadium in front of 75,000 people. One would think that after weeks of putting forth specious stories about the great Clinton-Obama feud–all of which turned out to be completely wrong–that the easy acceptance of the meme about the dangers of Barack being seen as “too popular” might disappear. But no. The New York Times top political story is “Democrats Try to Minimize Stadium Risks”.
When John F. Kennedy gave his acceptance speech in 1960 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in front of 70,000 screaming partisans, did anyone question whether it was a smart move to show how enthusiastic young people were about the Democratic candidate?
I know the media want to keep us tuned in, but this blind acceptance of the Republican attack machine’s framing of Obama’s charisma is just utter, passive nonsense.