Bill Schneider, a CNN political analyst, confessed just now during a report previewing the Democratic National Convention:
There will be more than 10,000 reporters at the convention and very little real news.
But plenty of news of the contrived or press release-generated variety! How many reporters is CNN sending? (We’re sending two —hoping, of course, to find “news” among those 10,000 reporters with nothing “real” to report).
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.