MSNBC reached another historic milestone after becoming the most-watched cable news network during the week of the Democratic National Convention.
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"The trouble with covering a convention," HuffPost's Ryan Grim tells us, "is it's almost impossible to find an actual story there."
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The networks' convention coverage can be so mind-numbingly tedious that viewers are concocting their own strategies for staying awake.
So this is what political journalism has come to -- evidence-free, unaccountable, redfaced, shouted, demagogic cocksure mindreading.
I was watching MSNBC and CNN -- but it felt like ESPN. I could not believe the convention coverage: they were analyzing things as if it were college sports.
Questions shot around the blogosphere when five prominent state blogs were passed over for either lesser-known sites or, in one case, for a site that simply publishes press releases verbatim.
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