What’s Hot/What’s Not: 09/09/12
Democratic Convention – Deservedly or not, it sucked up almost all the air this week.
CNN unveils new DC digs – And they make the old Situation Room look like market 10 by comparison.
MSNBC does big convention numbers – Whether it was television for the choir or not, those were still big numbers for the network to pull down.
Glenn Greenwald vs. CNNI – The back and forth between Greenwald and CNNI over a Bahrain doc that never aired on CNNI got drowned out by the Convention coverage writing which is a shame. I’m going to give this spat to Greenwald on points because of CNNI’s evasiveness in its responses to Greenwald.
Nicole Lapin joins Bloomberg (sort of) – Lapin has stuck her toe into the Bloomberg pool. Whether she jumps in all the way remains to be seen.
Roger Ailes’ (possible) new deal – Nothing has been finalized yet but signs point to Roger Ailes re-upping with FNC.
Look before you speak – FNC issued a Michael Clemente statement eschewing gratuitous convention self promotion gimicks by the competition. And it stuck…right up until TVNewser revealed the fleet of FNC advertising plastered SUVs that were being used to give free rides to convention goers. All of which goes to show that message coordination can be a tricky thing sometimes…
Satellite Convention Coverage – MSNBC stayed the course it charted for the GOP convention and kept the bulk of its primetime convention coverage coming out of New York. It didn’t make any sense two weeks ago and it didn’t make any sense last week either. MSNBC spent all those resources setting up its digs at both conventions. I fail to see what was gained financially by keeping Maddow and Co. at 30 Rock.