Morgan Freeman

Clinton speech draws mixed reaction on cable news

A look at the Democratic National Convention through a media lens:

Television's instant reaction to Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination anticipated what is likely to be a hard-fought slog to November.

"This was about the eighth most dynamic speech of her convention," Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity said dismissively, criticizing Clinton for offering Democratic bromides and a lack of specifics, only to draw an incredulous look from across the desk.

"I don't know what you were watching," retorted former Barack Obama aide Austan Goolsbee, ticking off points Clinton made. "I thought her speech was solid. She touched all the...