Unequal Convention Coverage (Not a Surprise)

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    Traditionally, TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS have worked to ensure fairness giving each party the primetime hour of 10:00PM to 11:00PM on Monday through Thursday of their respective parties’ conventions. While speeches can go over allotted time, they strive for parity.

    Well that changed this year. As the Democrats’ final night gets underway, we can see quite clearly that each network have given anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes extra per night of primetime coverage to the DNC. And this isn’t just due to long speeches alone. All three networks cut away before 11PM on Monday night of the RNC’s convention when Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a rising star in our party, had yet to speak.

    Based on our analysis, the networks from nights 1 thru 3, gave the DNC 13 hours and 21 minutes of coverage, while giving the RNC 9 hours and 47 minutes during the same nights.

    https://www.gop.com/unequal-convention-coverage-by-networks/

    #22101
    edselehr
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    “(Not a Surprise)”

    Completely agree. Which convention put more noteworthy speakers in front of the network cameras? The Democrats, by far.

    I notice that the GOP is blaming Trump’s lameness on Hillary more and more. Projection? Swiftboating? Whatever it is, I don’t think it’s sustainable through to November.

    #22102
    mike_kolb
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    Based on our analysis, the networks from nights 1 thru 3, gave the DNC 13 hours and 21 minutes of coverage, while giving the RNC 9 hours and 47 minutes during the same nights.

    “Unfair” you say? Cry me a river. It’s simple show-biz… the better act gets the better coverage.

    Get used to it.

    #22103
    skeptical
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    Looks like Turnip’s free media ride is being curtailed. He may have to cough up some. Substaince for a change. Gloom and doom is for goths. The Happy Party, the DNC, is where America is at.

    #22105
    Langston
    Participant

    Another 3 hours and 34 minutes would not have helped that sh*show.

    #22106
    LurkingGrendel
    Participant

    Stand by for “Polls don’t matter” and/or “The polls are not correct” from the usual dips. That’s next.

    #22108
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Speaking of polls, according to F&Bacon ‘Trump is surging.”

    I don’t think so ace. Today’s polls seem to show exactly the opposite. The teeny trump bump is over. Even Rasmussen’s poll today spells donald’s favorite word: LOSER

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

    #22109
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    “Traditionally, TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS have worked to ensure fairness giving each party the primetime hour of 10:00PM to 11:00PM”

    You need to come up to speed as far as the FCC is concerned. Your boy Ronnie R. did away with the Fairness Doctrine. The networks and individual stations can provide coverage as they see fit. Besides, FAUX news has been providing a heavy right wing coverage for over a decade.

    So in essence, tough shit.

    #22121
    duxrule
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    I have DirecTV, and they have done something pretty cool for both conventions. They have one channel that’s dedicated to the conventions, but it’s just a live feed. A camera on the podium (with some audience and angle cuts), and that’s it. No pundits or analysis. It’s been quite refreshing.

    #22147
    radiodork
    Spectator

    Besides, FAUX news has been providing a heavy right wing coverage for over a decade.

    Yes, because Fox news actually brings in RATINGS, unlike the sad state of the Clinton Network -CNN whos ratings have been going down the toilet for quite some time.

    #22155
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Posted like the chump you are. Stations get ratings by paying the ratings service lots of money. It doesn’t mean they actually have viewers. You seem bereft of actual on topic input to post. Why not take a break. Read some articles about how Presidents are elected. It’s called the electoral college. It’s not done by ‘ratings.’ The thread is about convention coverage, and since you couldn’t negate the majority of my post, you responded to the last sentence so you could see your name on the thread. Pathetic. Did you even graduate high school?

    #22240
    NoParty
    Participant

    Maybe nobody wanted to see the RNC coverage. I’d guess that most stations could run infomercials and get better ratings than if they ran the RNC shitshow.

    #22263
    radiodork
    Spectator

    Noparty- more people watched Trumps speech than Hillarys speech. Hillary’s speech was so boring it put Bill to sleep.

    #22264
    bookemdono
    Participant

    Seeing how he alienated so many people Trump should have hoped fewer people actually watched his speech.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/01/gallup-for-the-first-time-most-who-watched-gop-convention-say-theyre-less-likely-to-vote-for-nominee/

    “Trump’s -15 is the first time in 32 years of polling that a convention from either party has alienated more voters than it’s attracted.”

    #22267
    LurkingGrendel
    Participant

    In nut world, ratings = value.

    Maybe that’s why the WWE is considered the BBC News of the Tea Party set.

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