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Monday, September 3, 2012

Charlotte Media tweets read like star struck fans. . .DNC

It's an exciting time in Charlotte on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. But if you're someone on Twitter following local media personalities in the Queen City, you're not getting the news. You're finding out who's excited about seeing Common this week, where the parties are and who's performing at Carolina Fest.

While national media personalities are talking about serious things like Charlotte weather and the possibility of moving President Obama's speech inside or how no one is able to answer "are you better off than you were four years ago?" (Or, as one respected journalist from the New York Times asked, is that the right question?)

Even Charlotte's local stations are missing a chance to show people what's going on. The local CBS and NBC stations are showing tennis and golf.

And people wonder why newspapers are still needed.

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