Tuesday, January 10, 2006

covering alito


i like msnbc and all -- but why cut away to scheduled programming in the midst of the alito hearings in the afternoon?!

cnn is unwatchable, with a six-screen layout. there is so little to fill this mosaic that there is a wide shot of the space between the witness table and the senators, a position shot of the u.s. capital, a position shot of the u.s supreme court and graphic that says, just to eliminate any ambiguity, "the alito hearings". somebody needs to re-read "amusing ourselves to death."

cspan (senate) isn't carrying the hearings, but cspan (house) is (?)

so, the only network that can be relied upon to carry this in a more or less straightforward way is, sigh, fox news, and the ever reliable PBS.

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