They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Rating the talking heads

Dee Dee Myers
Aaron Brown
Howard Fineman
Andrea Mitchell
Joe Scarborough

Mo Roca
Willie Brown
Larry King

Sean Hannity

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I am in Chicago.  Sitting in my hotel room I have had time to watch the Democratic National Convention coverage.


There have been two really good speeches.   Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were great.

I have been switching between the 3 cable news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, Fox "News").   I much prefer MSNBC.  I enjoy Chris Matthews and their panelists seem the most interesting.  Fox is a joke, I have no idea why people (other than hard core right wing types) watch it.

Ben Afleck:  We tend to judge movie folk by their choices in roles and relationships.  By that yardstick, I assumed that he was a moron.  It turns out that he is quite intelligent and well spoken.  He could have a career in politics if he chose.

Ron Reagan:  He is best when he is being humorous.  It's hard to take him seriously when he talks about things he considers important, like the stem cell issue.

Michael Moore is way over-exposed at the convention.  I don't think that he is helping himself or the Democrats.  Did he really GO to Michigan State?  He used to rotate through different baseball caps.  Couldn't he wear a Michigan hat once in a while?

I really like Joe Trippi.