TNR gathered a panel of judges to toast all the amazingly wonderful campaign journalism that's been produced this year. (For real.)
Fact: No fewer than four of the judges who selected the winners were singled out themselves for praise by the panel of judges. The new definition of back scratching?
The Star Tribune in Minneapolis responds to the MoveOn.org push.
This morning in a CNN teaser: "After ignoring the faithful for decades, we'll find out how Democrats are trying to forge a new relationship with the religious community and whether or not it will work." [Emphasis added.]
Nice catch by The Seminal.
It's an article about how Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "admits Democrats not yet united." That was the headline to the eye-catching article. But as Daily Kos noted, the piece contained not a single Pelosi quote to back up the AP claim.
We know the convention is sort of a news-free zone, but does the AP really want to wander towards Jayson Blair territory?
He's readying a 70-page response to the Obama campaign's rebuttal of Corsi's factually challenged Obama Nation.
We understand the media's Clinton convention tension story that's been rolled out this week was a pre-scheduled event, and that Obama and Clinton could have exchange bouquets in public today and the press was going to run with this story because they've been looking forward to it for weeks, if not months.
It's just that the press really does to seem to be grasping at straws in order to keep this narrative afloat. Check out washingtonpost.com's The Trail and its breathless item, "Clinton Advisers Skipping Obama Speech," in which we learn the breaking news that out of the tens of thousands of people coming and going from Denver this week for the convention, Terry McAuliffe, Steve Rattner and Maureen White won't be in town come Thursday night.
Folks, that's Very Important News. Just trust the Post.
With a bit of an inside pitch. On MSNBC this afternoon, after mentioning the importance of the Denver convention: "This, of course, will be the beginning of his most important playoff in his abbreviated political career." [Emphasis added.]
At least that's FNC's message in full-page newspaper ad today, claiming CNN is too partisan. HuffPost has the details.