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(91,820 posts)
1. Define "coverage"
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:50 PM
Feb 2021

They’ll give a speaker a few minutes if he says something controversial. Nothing else gets covered.


(91,820 posts)
5. Democratic Presidents don't go to NN...
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:53 PM
Feb 2021

Nor do they pack the speakers schedule with liberal celebrities.


(22,920 posts)
3. It's usually just a couple minutes on the evening news.
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:51 PM
Feb 2021

It seems they usually highlight the most ridiculous statements, so it's probably not doing them any favors.


(22,920 posts)
9. Are there any liberal/progressive gatherings on the same scale?
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:40 PM
Feb 2021

There really isn't anything comparable on the left (that I can think of) that the president, VP, top Congressional leaders, etc., attend.

It's basically a yearly Republican National Convention. We don't have anything like that in part because we aren't starved for attention.


(31,261 posts)
6. Other than debates and conventions, we don't have equivalent gatherings.
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:55 PM
Feb 2021

I remember on 2016, the DNC Platform meeting was covered wire to wire by CSPAN and got frequent coverage from the networks and cable channels.


(14,452 posts)
7. Any BLM protest will draw them like flies....
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:58 PM
Feb 2021

so they can witness the R-W goon counter-protesters with guns start violence....

Still Sensible

(2,870 posts)
8. No. We tend to avoid such mutual masturbation events!
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:12 PM
Feb 2021

They apparently need them for thinking up new bullshit and getting their rage on.


(6,596 posts)
10. Absolutely not. The closest thing we have is Netroots Nation
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:43 PM
Feb 2021

And it doesn't get shit for mainstream coverage.


(9,943 posts)
11. What I remember from last year's CPAC was that someone passed out
Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:48 PM
Feb 2021

Russian flags to all the attendees and had them waiving them. Or was that the year before?

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