Newswatch Thomas Griffith: TV's Condescending Coverage

The television networks are approaching next week's Republican Convention in Dallas wishing they did not have to spend so much money on it and knowing in advance the audience will be disappointingly small. Once again the three major networks will limit their coverage to two hours a night. You might think they would at least use those two hours to show the actual convention. Not so. This will not be Tosca; it will be Dan Rather Brings You Excerpts from Tosca.

The arrogance of television is its assumption that its own maunderings...

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