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Friday, September 05, 2008

24 hr party people

How much prime-time the 24-hr news networks spent on coverage of the conventions...
Thanks to County Fair, M.M.B., J.H., D.C.P., C.S., J.S., R.S.K., A.J.W., & L.Y.














"Findings for Tuesday, September 2, coverage of the Republican National Convention and Monday, August 25, and Tuesday, August 26, coverage of the Democratic National Convention are as follows:

  • MSNBC dedicated 1 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET hours of its September 2 Republican National Convention coverage; by contrast, MSNBC dedicated 56 minutes, 13 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the same hours during its August 25 coverage of the Democratic National Convention, and 59 minutes, 28 seconds during its August 26 coverage.
  • CNN dedicated 1 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET hours of its September 2 Republican National Convention coverage; by contrast, CNN dedicated 1 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the same hours during its August 25 coverage of the Democratic National Convention, and 1 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds during its August 26 coverage.
  • Fox News dedicated 1 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds to scheduled convention programming, including convention speeches, during the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET hours of its September 2 Republican National Convention coverage; by contrast, Fox News dedicated 56 minutes, 25 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the same hours during its August 25 coverage of the Democratic National Convention, and 38 minutes, 51 seconds during its August 26 coverage.

Findings for the Wednesday, September 3, coverage of the Republican National Convention, including Palin's speech, and the Wednesday, August 27, coverage of the Democratic National Convention, including Sen. Joe Biden's speech, are as follows:

  • MSNBC dedicated 1 hour, 26 minutes, 48 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET hours of its September 3 Republican National Convention coverage; by contrast, MSNBC dedicated 1 hour, 20 minutes, 9 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the same hours during its August 27 coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
  • CNN dedicated 1 hour, 36 minutes, 40 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET hours of its September 3 Republican National Convention coverage; by contrast, CNN dedicated 1 hour, 25 minutes, 46 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the same hours during its August 27 coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
  • Fox News dedicated 1 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET hours of its September 3 Republican National Convention coverage; Fox News dedicated 1 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds to scheduled convention programming during the same hours during its August 27 coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

All of the cable networks broadcast more official convention programming during their Tuesday, September 2, coverage of the Republican National Convention than they did during their Monday, August 25, or Tuesday, August 26, coverage of the Democratic National Convention. While MSNBC and CNN broadcast more official Democratic convention programming on Wednesday, August 27, than Republican convention programming on Wednesday, September 3, the difference is more than accounted for by CNN's coverage of the Democratic convention's roll call vote and nearly accounted for by MSNBC's coverage of that vote. Indeed, during its Wednesday broadcasts, CNN showed 1 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds of the Democratic roll call and 7 minutes, 54 seconds of the Republican roll call; MSNBC showed 51 minutes, 40 seconds of the Democratic roll call and 2 minutes, 44 seconds of the Republican roll call."




Also



Factcheck.org on Obama's Speech

and a factcheck for Wed. GOP lineup


And who's idea was it to have the speech in front of an alternating blue/green screen? I'll post any good youtubury on this if I see it...And also, no flag pin?












UPDATE!!!!!

Turns out the GOP meant to show Walter Reed Memorial Hospital, and instead showed Walter Reed Middle School!

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