Yes, they’re infomercials, but broadcast the conventions

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Jonathan Bernstein wants the networks to reconsider their decision:

[T]here’s no way that you can gather that many activists, political professionals and politicians in one place and not have a whole lot of fascinating stories to tell, many of which will help the American people understand what each of our major political parties are about in 2012. Isn’t that news? There’s also the platform, the ticket, the other candidates the parties want people to know about (and all those candidates they don’t want people to know about), the donors, the party-aligned groups and what they want … aren’t all of those things news?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.