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Howard Fineman: Republican Convention 'Mean' and 'Like Dropping a Bowling Ball in a Sand Box'

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<p>Playing to a crowd of Democrats in Charlotte cheering on Democratic operative Chris Matthews as he hosted his MSNBC program, Howard Fineman blurted “I survived Tampa and am now glad to be here in Charlotte” before he derided the Republican gathering: “That convention was like dropping a bowling ball in a sand box.”<br /><br />Fineman, who used to be Newsweek’s chief political correspondent and is now pretending to be a journalist at the Huffington Post, proceeded to argue: “If they were trying to reach middle America with that convention, I don’t think they did it. I think the speeches weren’t that good. I think the tone was kind of mean.”</p><p>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/09/03/howard-fineman-repu…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</p>