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Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:54 PM

How many times and for how long have we been told "It will be a close election"?

Why have "they" known all along what no one should really know...not for this long?

Cause if I remember it correctly, we were also told by the media that the Republicans would win the 2010 elections
for at least a year before those elections happened! So how did they also know this so far in advance?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x493872

I'm just curious about these things and therefore I'm simply asking why it appears that the media seem to know well the results of American elections so far ahead of the time they happen, and yet the same media couldn't see the Financial Collapse of these United States till it happened? Or know that on 9/11/01, we would be attacked on our own soil? Why do they know with certainty election information, but nothing else?

Here's a small sample of the long time consistency of the Media's reporting on these upcoming "close" elections:

Will the 2012 election be close?
Posted by Ezra Kleinat 02:57 PM ET, 03/21/2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/will-the-2012-election-be-close/2011/03/18/ABzGho7_blog.html


April 15, 2011
Given Current Trends Election Will Be Very Close

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/04/15/given_current_trends_election_will_be_very_close_253748.html



2012 Presidential Election: Close Race for Obama
ABC News-Washington Post poll shows president evenly matched with Mitt Romney.
06/07/2011
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/2012-presidential-election-close-race-obama-13780472


Obama faces close 2012 election, aide says
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
Oct 11, 2011

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/10/obama-faces-close-election-aide-says/1


2012 Presidential Race Expected To Be Close, Campaigns Likely To Be Brutal
CHARLES BABINGTON 11/05/11
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/05/2012-election-barack-obama_n_1077655.html


Why 2012 election will be very close
November 09, 2011|By David Gergen, CNN Senior Political
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-11-09/opinion/opinion_gergen-voters-2012-signals_1_john-kasich-labor-unions-conservatives?_s=PM:OPINION


RealClearPolitics - Will Obama Steal the Election?
December 31, 2011

www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/.../will_obama_steal_the_elect...Share
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/12/31/will_obama_steal_the_election_270221.html
(I just threw this one in because it's so fucking crazy! )


2012 Election Shaping Up to Be Close Contest like 2000, 2004
By Saul Relative
Yahoo! Contributor Network Mon, May 7, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/2012-election-shaping-close-contest-2000-2004-224100186.html


Why the 2012 election will be the closest since Bush vs Gore
Posted by Chris Cillizzaat 12:21 PM ET, 05/22/2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-the-2012-election-will-be-the-closest-since-bush-vs-gore/2012/05/22/gIQAJaCHiU_blog.html



Four Months to Go and Too Close to Call
Posted July 10th, 2012
http://blogs.voanews.com/2012-election/2012/07/10/four-months-to-go-and-too-close-to-call/


Could the Presidential Election End in a Tie?
By Erin McPike - July 10, 2012

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/07/10/could_the_presidential_election_end_in_a_tie_114750.html


Here's why I think the Mantra of 2012 being a close election has been touted by the news media consistently for sooo very long.....
but this is just me.....


TV Stations To Reap 2012 Election Windfall
By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor | Sunday June 26, 2011 @ 4:35pm EDT

http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/tv-stations-ready-for-2012-election-windfall/





I know that you really kind of know this.

So please, why do we allow the media to get away with this obvious conflict of interest,
and is there anything that can be done about it? Shouldn't we be asking these questions
of them? Shouldn't we be holding them accountable in some way?

Further point is that the media continues to report on the horse race, but yet they fail to report
on the actual substance of the issues. The MTP interview today was a prime example of their failure
to inform us in anyway.

I challenge us to get together and to discuss what we could possibly do to call our this obvious media manipulation if anything!
You see, our lives really does depend on whether we will be passive, or whether we will work at what might consider impossible;
Keeping the media accountable to serve us rather than to destroy us for their own benefit!



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Reply How many times and for how long have we been told "It will be a close election"? (Original post)
FrenchieCat Sep 2012 OP
doc03 Sep 2012 #1
Cosmocat Sep 2012 #2
liberal N proud Sep 2012 #3
Sherman A1 Sep 2012 #6
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2012 #4
Politicalboi Sep 2012 #5
FrenchieCat Sep 2012 #7

Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. I have seen many elections and usually they are to close to call the day of the election. n/t

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. A D president facing an R challenge is why has been permently framed "close"

Bush was given ALL KINDS of incumbent treatment in 2004 in a race where Kerry nudged ahead at points.

He got elected by a rats hair, but the media spent the next four years breathlessly parroting the possibility of what Rove termed a "permanent republican majority."

BO won by a MUCH bigger margin in 2008 and carried more into the house with him after the big 2006 election, and they were talking about how angry the tea baggers were a minute into his first term.

Just BS, simple BS.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:02 PM

3. The media needs it to be close

They will make it close and keep it close.

They need it close so they will have viewers! It all business to them, not about truth or who is better for the country, just ratings.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:23 PM

6. Precisely

This thing has been over for a very long time (about the 1st week of the GOP Primaries). Mitt was always going to be the GOP Placeholder, he is not a candidate.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. 10-12 point margins don't sell advertising.

Low single digits do.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:17 PM

5. I don't like reading the polls are close

If Obama bused children from school to be at his rallies, we would hear about it. But it does have some good. It scares more people out to vote. If they showed Obama with a 20 point lead we could get lax, and not vote thinking it's in the bag.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 06:16 PM

7. I don't think the polls are as close as reported.....

I think that the United Citizen PAC pulling out of certain states was a blackmailing move
to warn the media....."start reporting positively on Mitt Romney or we ain't spending millions here!".....

Seeing that a job report showing that jobs were created and the unemployment rate went down
as a negative for Obama, shows that the media is listening, and will do the bidding of the Koch Brothers in order to make
their money.

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