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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:00 pm

Since the advent of television coverage of national political conventions, the commentators summarize the speeches. They tell us what we just heard, assuming a good portion of the vast audiences didn’t understand what the speakers said. To many viewers, this was an insult to their intelligence.

These experts have become more biased. They are adept at putting different spins on what was said. The same can be said for the political columnists who report their interpretations. Like the TV luminaries, the columnists have obvious political leanings. Some of their conclusions can be interesting although at times a stretch is clear.

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