I took the advice of many fellow-bloggers and switched from cable news coverage of the Democratic National Convention to start watching it on C-SPAN. What a relief! No more straining to hear speeches while scene-grabbing blathering "analysts" talk over the real action. Finally, a chance to hear what the convention delegates hear, in order, and without comment or incessant commercial breaks.
Those cable people think somehow that they are the news. Thanks to my blog friends, I had a chance to watch the real thing.