Hope, the Hurricane and Media Negativity

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

While the media spawned pessimism outside, broadcasting hurricane panic and spreading negative views of the convention, inside the Republican convention the topic was about hope. Not a hope grounded in a cult of personality, but a hope grounded in people.

Speeches like these are not only an antidote to the bad weather, but a reminder of the America that is waiting to shine forth when the storm of Obama has passed.





Here are a few sample headlines from the media’s coverage.

Romney’s Nomination Marred By Low Popularity (ABC News)

Romney: Controversy over rape, abortion hurts GOP (Detroit Free Press)

Chris Christie, the Republican heavyweight, is really heavy (Los Angeles Times)

Is Romney likable enough to win? (Washington Post)

And here is also the fundamental difference between the left and the right.