What Can We Say?

Friday, July 30, 2004

The Democratic Party's quadrennial political-media blowout is over, and the Fleet Center is getting back to its sporty self. For viewers at home, it was hard to tell which was the greater subject of revelation this year - the nominees, or the tortured psyches of the journalists covering them. Throughout the week, the media noted with stoic distaste the dearth of real news, even as they, the brave, the true, the many, soldiered on. But was there really no substance to be parsed? Brooke talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about the difficulty of reporting on such a scripted event.

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