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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Picture of the Day - 2

Not one mention anywhere of the Hallmark event where Clinton bought an hour on the Hallmark network last night for a town hall.

(Hillary Rodham Clinton stands on set at the Tyra Studios in New York City prior to her TV-and-internet broadcast of her 'Voices Across America' Town Hall Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola))


  • I know. Weird. I was actively looking for coverage of this today, but... nothing.

    What do you make of it?

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:48 AM  

  • I think all the political reporters were resting/recharging/sleeping last night.

    Plus, it was so screened with questions being submitted online and chosen by the campaign, I'm guessing there wasn't any real news.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 11:07 AM  

  • Yeah, I guess. But given her status, both historically and as a candidate, I would have expected something.

    For example your statement...

    "it was so screened with questions being submitted online and chosen by the campaign"

    is a story in and of itself.

    Anyway, I just thought it was odd, but maybe it's because I've got my head buried pretty deeply in the Dem race. Maybe this isn't as newsworthy as I thought.

    By Blogger -epm, at 11:43 AM  

  • Agreed. I thought this would at least be the Clinton campaign snippet they showed all day.

    I haven't really watched, but it appears to have expensively disappeared.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:16 PM  

  • 1)Who watches the Hallmark Channel? Does my provider carry it?
    2) How is a staged event with pre-screened questions news? How is that any different than any of the town meetings Bush has ever held?
    Basically this is just an hour long informercial. And it doesn't warrant coverage anymore than one for the Magic Bullet Mixer.

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 2:54 PM  

  • I was at the IL town hall. The questions were not pre-screened. We picked ours only a few minutes before the program aired. And I've been looking for coverage as well and have not been successful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:01 PM  

  • Lew, trust me. You're not the demographic. Women 35-65, a ton of made for TV movies.

    And, in the past, these events have gotten coverage.


    MC78, sorry if I was wrong. I was under the impression it was something like the YouTube debates where certain questions were put up to be voted on by the viewers.

    If that's the case, there's a couple points of screening there.

    If I'm wrong, I'm sorry.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 3:05 PM  

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