Media: "This is boring!"

That blur in the middle of the screen is Katie Couric.

As those of us in the (barely) moving mosh pit inched our way around the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, we passed by broadcast platforms populated by network heavyweights. My photos of the CNN crew -- Wolf Blitzer included -- plus NBC's David Gregory, sitting alongside Senator Chuck Schumer, ended up looking like Jackson Pollock pieces thanks to the jostling that was going on. But they, like CBS' Katie Couric, who's kind of seen here, all had their backs to the podium. The placement struck me as rather emblematic of the entire affair. The major broadcast organizations liked the idea of using the convention as a backdrop for time-filling coverage -- but that didn't mean they were all that interested in giving the proceedings their undivided attention. -- Michael Roberts

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