who even needs to be there?The convention season has begun and who even needs to be there? These things are just about the most heavily reported productions on the planet
The New York times didn't have this much reportage for the 2000 election recount in Florida. There are like, 12 full time reporters in Iraq, all holed up in the same hotel. I know for a fact that only one reporter has visited Falluja in the past 3 years (heard an interview on Fresh Air with the one guy).
If you're at a convention, the guy to your right is liveblogging and the guy to your left is uploading his entire camera to flickr.
See you at the L.A. convention next month!