Cameras off, blogs on
: Dan Rather says network coverage of political conventions will end. True. They’ve been made into such big events they’re nonevents.
And once that happens, once conventions stop being staged exclusively for TV, I’ll bet that blogs and such — from big media and citizens and delegates and campaigns — will take a lead in coverage just because they’re intimate and current and personal and don’t have cameras and lights and thus they will get the tidbits that the big boys can’t get anymore. We’ll be back to the days of the smoke-filled rooms (well, smoke-free smoke-filled rooms) if there’s anything left to fight over after the primaries.
Goodnight, Chet. Goodnight, David, Goodnight conventions.