Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm
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RNC: Day 2, Part 2 -- Covering the coverage

Baron Dave Romm and Riz Khan
Baron Dave Romm and Riz Khan
Aljazeera press area, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Sept. 2, 2008CE

After wending my way through downtown St. Paul (see Part I), I arrived at the Republican National Convention. A very different convention than the day before. Monday's sessions had largely been cancelled, and Tuesday all the delegates were at work, or at least unavailable when I looked for them. So I went to the press area set up for non-tv journalists, and talked to people reporting the news for different audiences than you and I.

Andrew Purcell is the US Correspondent for the Sunday Herald, a paper in Glasgow Scotland. He compared the DNC and the RNC and made observations about the relationship between politicians and the media. (mp3, 9:03)

Joanne Biddle, Head of the English Desk for AFP, the Agence France-Presse. (mp3, 4:13)

Riz Khan, Executive Editor & Host "Riz Khan", Aljazeera Network's English Language Channel. (mp3, 14:24)

Talk Show Row
Talk Show Row, actually behind the main thoroughfare
RNC, 9/2/08

Well, I'm going to stop for tonight to listen to Sarah Palin. Rudy Giuliani is on now; boy, did the GOP dodge a bullet by not nominating this guy (and I liked him as mayor of NYC), but at least he's generating a bit of rah-rah.
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