Think it’s bad now? Just wait until those puffed-up political set-pieces otherwise know as the conventions. Once the first coronation kicks off on August 25, brace for a ratcheting-up of the pummeling now through November 4 as jaw-boning pundits and other esteemed members of the Fourth Estate disgorge conventional electoral wisdom eight ways ’til Sunday.
Excuse my jaundice-eyed view of this non-news event, but after all it is number three since I entered the Web news biz. I long for the days I could guiltlessly blow off the preliminaries and simply tune into the keynote.
At wbur.org we have parked an election site … a WordPress creation (surprise!) filled mostly with shiny baubles of conventional wisdom and little else. Question, dear reader: What to do with it? We’ve bandied about blogging, but as I rather heatedly pointed out during a meeting today there are political blogs and election sites ad nauseum. What on God’s green earth is so compellingly original about ours that would induce you to visit it on regular basis? Or are you as fried by the coverage as I?
Sorry, but time constraints preclude WBUR radio personalities attending the conventions from contributing any original content to the election site. So If anyone should blog here, it would be yours truly from my perch at 890 Commonwealth Avenue. And honestly, I’d much rather have a converstation with you here at The ConverStation.
So what should we do?