Tag: republican national convention

by Ari Melber

Click to read our whole series Conventions don’t matter anymore. They don’t make news. They are just choreographed infomercials. Those are the familiar arguments casting the very concept of political conventions as a pointless relic of a bygone age. Even the Obama campaign considered scuttling this year’s gathering for a series of decentralized rallies around [...] more »

by Ari Melber

Click to read our whole series We are all fact-checkers now. For years, Americans’ political press has been stuck in a fact-free model of neutrality, often covering even the most obvious lies as “one side” of a dispute. From Swift Boats and global warming to Iraq’s nonexistent WMDs, this coverage shrouds even rudimentary empirical claims [...] more »

by Mark Drapeau

Click to read our whole series TAMPA, Fla. — For those who haven’t experienced it, a national political convention in America is something like a post-apocalyptic police state crossed with the Super Bowl and an Academy Awards red carpet. Here at the site of this year’s Republican National Convention, bomb-sniffing dogs, Secret Service agents, and [...] more »

by Kathleen Hessert

Editor’s note: The folks at BuzzMgr, a social media listening tool, have been putting together a daily infographic from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to help distill the daily buzz there. Below are each day’s infographics in chronological order. We’ll update this post with the most recent infographics as they come in. Also, [...] more »