DNC 2016

Rocky, cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell: The clichés that come out when DNC2016 makes national news


Philadelphians eat cheesesteaks for every meal, play the “Rocky” theme song on repeat and live inside the Liberty Bell. I mean, basically, right?

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming to Philadelphia in 2016 (!) and that means Philly is ALL OVER the national news. Clichés! Yay! Here are some of the most egregious:

The New York Times: “Anticipating the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall enfolding their presidential nominee in a patriotic glow, Democrats on Thursday chose Philadelphia for their 2016 national convention.”

Carolyn Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief and Political editor at The Times:

The New York Daily News: “The City of Brotherly Love beat out New York and Columbus, Ohio to score the 2016 Democratic National Convention.”

Carol Lee, White House Correspondent at the Wall Street Journal:

Evan McMorris-Santoro, White House reporter at Buzzfeed:

Josh Petri, editor at Bloomberg Business

(Actually, that competition might be awesome and someone should make that happen.)

Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg correspondent covering Hillary Clinton:

Michael Roston, senior staff editor for social media at The New York Times:

David Plouffe, former Obama adviser and current Uber executive with the Brotherly Love cliché:

And even Philadelphia’s own Rep. Brendan Boyle!

Last but not least, the *actual* Democratic Party posted this video this morning depicting DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz pulling a cheesesteak out of a fridge. (Who puts a cheesesteak in the fridge? Are there real people who don’t eat a whole cheesesteak at one time?)

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