Here's the list of 57 reporters the National Journal is sending to Denver and St. Paul.
Chris Lehmann, senior editor at CQ, interviewed by Harpers, on the summertime inanity: "That's why the VP speculation is so perfect for cable; you can fill up all that airtime without any reporting."
Christy Hardin Smith at FDL highlights the media's latest bout of Steve Schmidt fandom.
In Radar, Spencer Ackerman looks back at the TNR controversy surrounding soldier/author Thomas Beauchamp and how, under pressure from the right-wing, the mag last year disowned the soldier's dispatches from Iraq.
Note: TNR editor Franklin Foer will likely not enjoy the Radar article.
We understand that in recent days the media narrative has been set that the dynamics of the White House race have shifted dramatically. And that's why the WSJ hyped its recent poll findings on A1 with headline, "McCain Closes Gap on Obama In Poll as Conventions Loom." (According to WSJ survey, Obama's lead has shrunk from 6 to 3 points.)
But we'd sure like to know the last time the Journal published an above-the-fold, front-page article when poll results shifted by just three points.
From Fallows' self-proclaimed role at The Atlantic as presidential debate expert.
Glenn Greenwald notes that a New Republic writer concerned about MSNBC's hiring of Rachel Maddow ("I am not so thrilled about this trend toward partisan networks and news") was dismayed when Tucker Carlson lost his MSNBC show.
Surveys show that for Americans, the economy right now is the most important news event of the day. So how come the press gives it so little attention? NPR examines.
Greg Mitchell at E&P thinks so.