We’ll give ’em this much … holding a “virtual” convention can’t be easy. But it really, really looks like a PBS telethon with Eva Longoria hosting and begging for votes. Even CNN’s S.E. Cupp admitted it’s like a “sad telethon.”
This feels more like a sad telethon than a rousing call to arms. I get the limitations of the format, but man this is slow so far. Only @RepGwenMoore added 60 seconds of much-needed energy. #DemConvention
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 18, 2020
I genuinely hope they have beautiful Hollywood celebrities host this telethon all week
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 18, 2020
Anyone else getting MAJOR telethon vibes from all this?! https://t.co/F9QCQcyIFN
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) August 18, 2020
I’ve seen more inspiration in a PBS telethon. #DemConvention
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) August 18, 2020
The PBS telethon vibes are so strong that the DNC is about to throw in a free tote if you call in a pledge the next five minutes.
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) August 18, 2020
This feels a lot like an old school PBS telethon so far.
— Zach Wolf (@zbyronwolf) August 18, 2020
This DNC opening feels a little bit too much like a fundraising telethon.
— Amy Webb (@amywebb) August 18, 2020
Mayor Muriel Bowser presents the DNC telethon
— Jon Steingart (@jonsteingart) August 18, 2020
I keep expecting a toll-free number to buy a BarcaLounger.
— Mark Sarvas ? (@marksarvas) August 18, 2020
So far the #DemConvention has a decidedly PBS telethon feel.
— Hemal Jhaveri (@hemjhaveri) August 18, 2020
Feels like a PBS telethon. #DemConvention
— Melissa Francis (@MelissaAFrancis) August 18, 2020
this Democratic convention is like a more depressing version of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon, and that involved kids with muscular dystrophy.
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) August 18, 2020
Will you chip in $10?
— Barry Bergman (@BarryLBergman1) August 18, 2020
this is exactly how i imagine this would go so far
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) August 18, 2020
big PBS telethon energy
— Charles Fain Lehman (@CharlesFLehman) August 18, 2020
This is like public-access television
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) August 18, 2020
Total telethon vibe. I took out my credit card just out of habit.
— Christian Schneider (@Schneider_CM) August 18, 2020
Democratic National Convention looks like a PBS telethon I'm not paying $50 for a bunch of VHS tapes
— Conor White but from over here (@conorjwhite) August 18, 2020
My GOP friends are complaining that the #DemConvention is like the Jerry Lewis Telethon, minus Jerry Lewis.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 18, 2020