Not many people watched the Democratic National Convention

. . . and that's the good news, says Glenn Reynolds.

He also says he got an unusual amount of hate speech for this USA weekly article, which he attributes to people having moved from the denial to the anger stage of bereavement. 


Gringo said...

My yellow-dog Democrat brother and sister-in-law watched every minute of the Democrat Convention, and thought it great stuff. His siblings did not. Is that the difference between engineering and history/psych majors? :)

Texan99 said...

I've watched three videos now from the RNC, all of which brought me to tears. I must be deplorable.

E Hines said...

From Reynolds' article: According to New York City's Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio, he didn’t know the convention was last week: “I really didn’t even know the convention was coming up this week, is the truth.”

That says more about de Blasio than it does about the level of interest in the Progressive-Democrats' convention.

Regarding TV viewership of the Republicans' convention, I haven't seen any numbers (I still haven't seen any streaming numbers on the prior convention, but that likely doesn't mean much), but I suspect that the NLMSM's enthusiastic coverage, even though highly disparaging, is spurring viewership.

Eric Hines

douglas said...

The GOP convention production and execution is startlingly good, for the party that was always incompetent at such things in the past.
No question that the choices of speakers being heavier on regular folks with compelling stories, and lighter on bloviating politicians, is a good thing.

Texan99 said...

No kidding! I'd love to have people give talks about political principles, but knowing we're not going to get that, I definitely like hearing the stories of regular people, especially if they are also demonstrating the principles that organize their lives or even the ones that saved their lives from the chaos that once engulfed them. So we hear from an ex-con who's figured out a way to live in society instead of demanding that society go up in flames, or a guy whose family escaped an insane communist prison by the skin of their teeth, and understand now that we have to defend a free society instead of falling for promises of free stuff.