Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 23, 2004

by J

MSNBC/Hardball Convention Blog

Oh heaven help us all. Hardball is launching a blog. Joe Trippi, Chris Matthews, Dee Dee Myers, Joe Scarborough, and Ron Reagan, among others, are all going to be pitching in. From Chris Matthews' first post:
We've assembled an all-star panel of reporters and political professionals to cover both the Democratic & Republican Conventions and we want you to be an important part of that coverage. So welcome to the brand new Hardball blog. Here you'll find daily postings from many of the faces you're used to seeing on Hardball, plus a few new ones. We'll bring you all the behind-the-scenes action from the conventions and preview each night's events as well as give you a sneak peek at what we have planned for each show.
But, no comments and no trackbacks. Now, I'm the last person to say that to be a 'real blog' you have to have comments or trackbacks. But, this really does feel like to me that they're using the sexy word du campaign season (just look at all the fuss over Dem convention bloggers) to spice up interest in their coverage and allow them to write shorter articles. Hee.
Posted by J at July 23, 2004 01:36 PM

Great opening night for the Dems! Clinton was in top form. The 9/11 tribute was moving. Theresa added the spice..."shove it!" hehe...who said conventions were scripted?!

Posted by: John at July 27, 2004 11:50 AM

I'm tired of hearing about rich liberal democrats from Massachusets who are characterized as spending tax payers' dollars. What about rich conservative republicans who take tax payers' dollars and spend it on the military and returning those dollars to the wealthiest 1 %. Is that ok?

Posted by: HS at July 27, 2004 09:15 PM

Jimmy Carter was apparently designated "the heavy"-several times accusing the President of lying-not only an insult to Bush but to the Presidency.

Posted by: Sandra Winston at July 27, 2004 10:14 PM

not only an insult to Bush but to the Presidency


Posted by: J at July 27, 2004 11:11 PM

Mr. Matthews is a very one-sided newscaster. In contrast to Tim Russert, whom he tries to emulate, he is biased, tends to use very poor grammar for a man who appears to be quite in telligent, has a fixed view of current affairs, but does not permit his interviewees to complete their answers to his questions.He has turned off many viewers with his loudness, his rudeness and refusal to listen to "guests" who do not share his views.I guess he considers this as being "tough". I thought that NBC had the best newscasters, but this continued refusal not to hear both sides of a question will rebound in time.

Posted by: Ann Evans at October 22, 2004 11:38 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
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Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
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The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Blinded by the Right
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Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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