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August 30, 2004

What's the Frequency Kenneth?

So last night, I'm watching the news about the convention in NYC, right? And here's the thing I notice right away: What's with the headsets, Dan? Over on NBC, Tom Brokaw and his crew aren't wearing headsets, and look, there's Brian Williams down on the floor with a big ol' microphone. But all of Dan Rather's crew? Wearing those dorky headsets. Why? Are they trying to show us they're mobile and wired? Plus, why are they so BIG?

Tangentailly related: On the same news broadcast, a story about the helmet cams the well dressed riot cops in Manhattan are wearing. The guy answering questions said it was so they could see if action on the streets is as bad as the cops are saying, but the paranoiac (is that a word?) in me thinks it's so they can ID the protestors.

I'm focusing on the trivial so I can choke down the RNC. I really think I should know more about what rhetoric the opposition is using.

Posted by pam at August 30, 2004 06:17 PM | TrackBack
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Wouldn't today's journalist have enough commitment to get implants? Geez.

It'd be great if legal observers had the same hi-tech gear.

I watched a few minutes of MSNBC's coverage today, and that was about all I wanted to see. It was interesting reading an article on Salon at the same time about the messages we'd be hearing while Frist was saying the same things to Chris Matthews.

Posted by: Gary on August 30, 2004 07:11 PM
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