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By Cassie Spodak, CNN
The 2012 Democratic National Convention dominated the news this week, and with high profile speeches from Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, and President Obama, the press had much to discuss. But with much of the chatter coming from media outlets in the past week sounding positive, did the media go too easy on the Democratic speakers?
Jackie Kucinich, of USA Today, Jane Hall, of American University's School of Communications, and Bob Cusack, of The Hill, discuss media reaction to the speakers and the Democrats’ appeal to voters at home.
Michelle Cottle, of Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and Matt Lewis, of The Daily Caller, discuss the partisan coverage of the DNC as well as how the prime-time speakers faired on the airwaves and with viewers at home.
Political Convention mayhem may be over but the presidential election cycle will go on for another two months and some journalists are complaining that there’s no “joy” left in covering the campaign. Are candidates more closed off to national journalists than ever before? Or are high profile journalists “whining” and failing to do their jobs?
Erik Wemple, of The Washington Post, and Lois Romano,of Politico, discuss how this election compares to previous ones and the responsibility journalists have to cover politics effectively.
This Sunday 11am ET.