The audience estimate of 38.3 million means that Mr. Obama’s speech reached more viewers than the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year, the Associated Press notes.
Furthermore, the four-night Democratic convention ranks as the most-watched convention of either party, Democratic or Republican, since Nielsen began measuring conventions in 1960.
As Obama now leads McCain 49-41 in the Gallup Poll, I don’t see how we can’t reach the conclusion that the Establishment Media has been woefully inadequate in their assessment of the Obama campaign. The weeks of hand wringing over the phony Clinton-Obama Feud and the stupid worries about the outdoor stadium setting for the acceptance speech clearly demonstrate that most political reporters are lazy arsed note takers, who have nothing better to do than to spout the talking points of various political operatives with agendas. Even today, Chris Matthews is still giving air time to brain deadenders like PUMApac’s Darragh Murphy. She is so obviously a McCain troll pretending to be a Hillary supporter.
Whatever happened to the days of independent reporting and shoe leather?