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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:33 PM

5. I dont think the networks didn't know . . .

. . . it wasn't close. They just pushed the "close race" "analysis" for ratings and political ad sales. Notice how early they all called it? They knew what was up, hell, I listened to coverage on satellite radio on the way to a watch party and they had the electoral vote count at 243 for the Pres. and 183 for Romney. When we got to the party CNN TV had it at 72 for Romney and 62 for the President. And they kept up that charade for a while with Romney's count inching up and the President's always behind. Then all of a sudden the big states "allegedly" came in and the President was all of a sudden ahead and they soon called him the winner. My point is, if satellite radio knew two hours earlier that the President was substantially ahead, so did the TV networks but they just lead people on for a longer show and ratings. They didn't call it for the President until 8:30 PST.

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