As I write, I'm watching a CSPAN live feed of a speech at the DNC, and also a CNN broadcast, where anchors are harping on the fact that Democrats disagreed about a platform plank on Israel's capital. To me, it's absurd that a foreign nation's capital is an issue in an American presidential election.
Among the vast majority of voters, it isn't an issue.
Antonio Villaraigosa, presiding over the convention Wednesday, took a voice vote on the platform plank, and dishonestly declared that one side won a two-thirds majority, when it sounded to everyone present and everyone watching the live feeds as if delegates were evenly divided.
The sham proceedings are a legitimate topic for journalistic inquiry.
But CNN covered it differently. A succession of anchors and correspondents, including Anderson Cooper, from whom I expect better, kept harping on the fact that there wasn't partisan unanimity.
It all went by too quickly for me to transcribe direct quotes.
But the tenor of the coverage was basically, "How did you amateurs permit this disagreement to become public? Aren't Republicans going to attack you now? Didn't you make a gaffe? Who is responsible?"