Last night I watched President Bush address the RNC via satellite. The speech was carried live on cable and PBS, but not on the broadcast networks. Then at 10:00, when the networks cut to the Convention, they re-broadcast the Bush speech.

CBS played a recording that included the Convention applause, delegate cheers, etc. But NBC and ABC replayed the satellite feed only, without any Convention crowd response. Guess what. Silent pauses for applause after rousing comments or humorous lines sure look awkward and silly. That makes me wonder if there was any intent on the part of NBC and ABC to use the least flattering way of presenting the President. Did anyone else see that? What do you think?