It’s been interesting to listen and watch some of the coverage of the Democratic convention in Denver. The instant analysis yesterday on CNN was that the first night of the convention was lackluster and somewhat boring.
But the morning after, all the news shows seemed to be running the dramatic video excerpts of Ted Kennedy’s speech and the lively interaction between Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters, and Barack Obama via satellite.
Based on the morning after news coverage, you’d think the first night of the convention was quite gripping live drama, peppered with levity and liveliness. A very different picture than the one on CNN with worn out commentators watching hours and hours of convention speeches.
This seems to underscore the tricky game of public perception and spectacle.