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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:29 PM

So I guess the talking point has been, and still is, "this election will be close"...

The polls show that Obama has a consistent lead in several key swing states (Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, New Hampshire). Romney has pulled his ads in Pennsylvania and Michigan, and he has made blunder after blunder in his campaign, with one of the largest and most damaging of these being his attack on Obama's response to the Benghazi attack.

Yet still, I hear from pundits and commentators, repeated sometimes by ordinary people: "This election will be close, right down to the wire."

We know that much of the "mainstream" media is nothing more than a thinly veiled pro-corporate (and in cases like Fox News, unabashedly Republican-partisan) operation, of a very small number of conglomerates. The (negative) implications for America's democratic process have been demonstrated in the past few decades. And it's only getting worse.



Let's stop pretending that the mainstream media has not taken sides here. They aren't unbiased, and they are not on the side of the People.

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YoungDemCA Sep 2012 OP
Happyhippychick Sep 2012 #1
thelordofhell Sep 2012 #2
arcane1 Sep 2012 #5
cindyperry2010 Sep 2012 #3
sandyshoes17 Sep 2012 #4
frazzled Sep 2012 #6
Gman Sep 2012 #7
Bluefin Tuna Sep 2012 #8

Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:33 PM

1. They said the same thing in 2008. Obama won 365 to 173. In other words

A fucking landslide.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:33 PM

2. They've taken the side of trying to get as much ad money as possible

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:47 PM

5. And thanks to Citizen United, that ad money is a LOT!!! n/t

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. The media may do it for the ad money

But it is very convenient for Rove and crew to steal the election. As long as people perceive the race as close it wouldn't shock them if Romney won. I don't like it. They couldn't do it if it seemed impossible. It's all in the perception.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:51 PM

6. Who would watch or read them if they said it's all over?

It's their livelihood, and it's why God invented the notion of "likely" voters. Our duty is to ignore it.
They'll get real a few weeks before the election.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:53 PM

7. I want them saying its very close

So our people will be scared shitless and go vote.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:12 PM

8. Keeps things interesting

 

It wouldn't be very interesting for an audience if an Obama landslide had been predicted all the way from January through October.

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