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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:26 PM

Unlike the Corporate Media, Citizens Aren’t Buying Romney’s Debate Lies


Unlike the Corporate Media, Citizens Aren’t Buying Romney’s Debate Lies

A new tool was applied to social media following the presidential debate, and it showed that public sentiment was Obama won on substance, whereas Romney appeared to win by lying. The ability of social media to spread the word about fact-checks has changed the game.

NBC used a tool called ForSight, used to gauge public opinion in new media, to conclude that by Friday there was a sustained social media backlash against the punditry calling the Denver presidential debate for Romney. The new meme was that if Romney “won”, he did so by lying, whereas Obama had won on substance.

"The immediate consensus that Mitt Romney won Wednesday’s presidential debate has eroded significantly as fact-checkers have weighed in and supporters of President Barack Obama have fought back, according to NBCPolitics’ computer-assisted analysis of more than 1.3 million post-debate comments on social media.

The analysis suggests that as debate over a news event continues unmediated over time, the impact of the conventional wisdom of journalists and partisan commentators can be mitigated…

By Friday morning, the counterargument that Obama had actually won on substance had taken root, with online sentiment now favoring the president.


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Full article here: http://www.politicususa.com/medias-sad-debate-performance-busted-social-media.html




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Reply Unlike the Corporate Media, Citizens Aren’t Buying Romney’s Debate Lies (Original post)
Tx4obama Oct 2012 OP
doublethink Oct 2012 #1
iemitsu Oct 2012 #2
librarylu Oct 2012 #3
iemitsu Oct 2012 #11
grasswire Oct 2012 #4
JackN415 Oct 2012 #5
liberalmuse Oct 2012 #6
tblue Oct 2012 #7
Samantha Oct 2012 #8
Cha Oct 2012 #9
goclark Oct 2012 #10
yurbud Oct 2012 #12

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:34 PM

1. ...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:38 PM

2. hahahh, their propaganda campaign didn't work this time.

they are so used to controlling the message that this news must be an eye opener.
the pundits have not clothes.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. For once I'm proud to be a member of the public

I thought the President won too. I thoroughly enjoyed the debate - except when Romney spoke. Then I wanted to back slowly out of the room.

There were some points I wish Obama had made, especially about green energy campaign contributions (and who's funding your campaign, Mr. Romney?) but maybe voters already knew them. I learned something new.

I will grant Mitt Romney won the Pinnochio Award. Did anyone else cringe every time he flashed that shit-eating grin?

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Response to librarylu (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:10 AM

11. romney just loves a good practical joke.

you could see his utter enjoyment in his smirk, no doubt laughing to himself about how he bamboozled the president.
the grin was un-nerving, orangish-red, and sinister. his face was caked white (to remind the audience) and so the lips looked flushed.
and team romney used the debate format to their advantage.
all questions asked the candidates to compare their own ideas to those of their opponent's. i believe this explains romney's 180 degree flips on all previous policy statements. with this strategy, romney could nullify all of obama's answers, pull the rug out from under his feet, make him look ill-prepared, goad him into a heated response.
it is difficult to debate a pathological liar. the things they say and expect you to believe are absurd. so absurd you're caught off guard. it is difficult to respond to such nonsense. responding legitimatizes the lies.
obama looked perturbed to me, annoyed, and perhaps insulted.
as i watched the debate i knew that americans would view romney as aggressive and obama as weak. i knew the pundits would interpret the event that way too.
what i wanted obama to say was something on the order of, "governor romney, you owe the public, whose votes you are asking for, some honesty". i knew he wouldn't and couldn't but i have the urge to slap others who lie to me.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:25 PM

4. here's the web site for the parent company of Forsight

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:36 PM

5. I thought so. It's the media that is making the debate bigger than it is.

 

People don't choose president based on debate skills. It's leadership, integrity, character, and competency. The last trait is not judged on oratory grandeur or debate prowess, but action and record. Obama should have just co-opted the gist of what Clinton delivered at the Dem convention in response to Romney's attack of his administration record.

Obama must think that he is the QB of his team and even if he is tired, and not caring for himself, he must put up a fight for all the people in his admin. Be an advocate for his admin, and better yet, for the American people that he has served.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:03 PM

6. I lost faith in American in 2001.

But I'm starting to regain it. I'm liking what I'm seeing, and what I'm seeing are good people finally waking up. Once that happens, you can't fool them again. The good Americans are starting to overshadow the assholes again, and that's a very good thing.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:13 PM

7. He didn't just lie. He did a 180 on every previous position.

And the fact that the Righties consider that acceptable as a means to an end, is really just appalling. It means none of them, not the pols, the talking heads, or the voters has a shred of character. An all-time low for a party already embarrassingly lacking in integrity.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:25 PM

8. Romney appeared before us before as "severely conservative"

but morphed into a populist by the night of the debate. Etch-a-sketch on steroids....

Sam

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:25 PM

9. THank Goodness for Twitter and the Other Social Media Outlets!

We don't have to be victims of Mediawhores totally Narrating every damn thing.

Stupid ass Romney presented himself as "Obama lite" except when he went after Big Bird, Downton Abbey, and every other program on PBS.

How damn stupid is Romney?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:27 PM

10. Yes OBAMA Can!!!!!!!!!

My thoughts exactly.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:52 PM

12. the internet will kill the problem of corporate media

they talk down to us like we have an IQ of 40, and assume we take like the pope speaking ex cathedra.

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