- Bryan Preston | Aug 18, 2020 11:18 PM est
CNN is gushing about the roll call, because it showed states and people that the media bubble types ordinarily never see or pay any mind to, and then something a little more surprising happened.
Dana Bash admitted that she was texting with a Democrat official during the roll call (and probably before and after it too).
Is that standard practice, CNN?
Bash also said that she suggested to the Dem official that the roll call was sooo good we'll probably never go back to the old way.
Again, is this standard practice, CNN, to offer up production tips to people and entities you're supposed to be objectively covering?
- Jeff Reynolds | Aug 18, 2020 11:17 PM est
Important point: The progressives on the ABC panel are saying that, so far, the convention hasn't presented any solutions. It's only about how bad Trump is. Their point is, we already know that. The DNC is presenting reasons to vote against Trump - they're not presenting reasons to vote FOR BIDEN.
- Bryan Preston | Aug 18, 2020 11:13 PM est
So, ok, John Legend.
Early on in the protests he and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, donated $100,000 to spring arrested protesters from jail. Legend tried explaining away the "defund the police" movement when "defund" became problematic.
The nation can see now what enabling violent protesters leads to, and what defunding police leads to. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are part of the problem.
And the Democrats just showcased him. So...keep that in mind.
- Bryan Preston | Aug 18, 2020 11:07 PM est
Jill Biden was mostly very good.
The ending was a little weird when Joe wandered in. I chalk that up to the blocking and trying to get the timing right live. That's not easy.
But the Dems do have just about ALL of Hollywood behind them. You'd think they'd get the spectacle and detail better than they are.
- Jeff Reynolds | Aug 18, 2020 10:52 PM est
On the one hand, I appreciate hearing the stories about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's friendship with Antonin Scalia, and Biden is trying to channel that with John McCain. On the other hand, Republicans hated McCain (by and large) for a reason. Mostly because he wanted to be Biden's (and Washington Post's) best friend. This is still a false narrative that Republicans are flocking to Biden because of Trump. It's not happening. Good try tho. Zell Miller is the model, but it's merely a faint copy.