Booing Buchanan

The whole broadcasting outdoors thing is a silly gimmick that hardly ever pays off. But tonight as MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan speculated that Hillary supporters may vote for McCain over Obama because they see the Illinois senator as empty of substance, the crowd erupted in boos.

It’s like a chorus of media critics swelling with disapproval.

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Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.