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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-15-08 08:26 PM
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110. The Interest of the Networks' Parent Corporations Trump Even Ratings
For example, NBC will promote the war, and warmonger candidates, no matter how unpopular they are, and even if it decimates their ratings, because GE makes more money off the war than they do off of NBC.

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  -Its about ELECTABILITY, stupid! 2hip  Jan-11-08 09:24 PM   #0 
  - so basically your message is:  maddiejoan   Jan-11-08 09:26 PM   #1 
  - Our warring sides can come together over your comment  hnmnf   Jan-11-08 09:28 PM   #8 
  - But, is it a big white penis...  goldcanyonaz   Jan-11-08 09:31 PM   #11 
  - Bigger than the Clenis??  maddiejoan   Jan-11-08 09:33 PM   #16 
  - Watch out, that phrase could really catch on!  JohnnyLib2   Jan-11-08 09:33 PM   #17 
  - You owe me a monitor  maddiejoan   Jan-11-08 09:35 PM   #18 
     - Please, take the phrase to the Lounge!  JohnnyLib2   Jan-11-08 09:37 PM   #21 
        - For you  maddiejoan   Jan-11-08 09:58 PM   #31 
  - LOL! nt  libbygurl   Jan-11-08 10:07 PM   #34 
  - .....  indimuse   Jan-12-08 07:45 AM   #83 
  - Obama has thus far shown the ability to attract Independents and...  Kristi1696   Jan-11-08 09:26 PM   #2 
  - So they say. Edwards is doing a good job of that also but you will never hear about it. nt  Snotcicles   Jan-11-08 09:32 PM   #14 
  - KickedandR'd  FlyingSquirrel   Jan-11-08 09:26 PM   #3 
  - So we should never have a Black or Female President because it would upset the GOP?  Taverner   Jan-11-08 09:27 PM   #4 
  - It's not about "upsetting" the GOP  2hip   Jan-11-08 09:52 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-08 09:27 PM   #5 
  - I dislike the fact that she used the politics of fear.  Laurab   Jan-11-08 09:51 PM   #28 
  - I like Edwards,  heraldsqure   Jan-11-08 09:28 PM   #6 
  - Oh well, lots psycho-babble  zidzi   Jan-11-08 09:32 PM   #13 
  - He won everything, silly. The corporate media keeps it secret from us. To prop  robbedvoter   Jan-12-08 07:40 AM   #81 
  - On the other hand  Andy823   Jan-12-08 12:49 PM   #98 
  - Well that was to cute for words...  mth44sc   Jan-11-08 09:28 PM   #7 
  - What are you talking about?  2hip   Jan-11-08 09:33 PM   #15 
  - I don't imagine you can/ N/t  mth44sc   Jan-11-08 09:35 PM   #19 
  - But he is selling stuff apparently? n/t  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-11-08 09:41 PM   #23 
     - Must. Protect. Market.  robbedvoter   Jan-12-08 07:41 AM   #82 
  - They have their dismal inept record of governing for the past eight years  Snotcicles   Jan-11-08 09:30 PM   #9 
  - You may be right. I don't know.  Benhurst   Jan-11-08 09:31 PM   #10 
  - John Edwards because he's a white male  Crunchy Frog   Jan-11-08 09:32 PM   #12 
  - Unfortunately, yes  2hip   Jan-11-08 09:42 PM   #24 
  - A part of me does not want to agree with you...but Alas.....  BlueJazz   Jan-11-08 09:36 PM   #20 
  - So do I, and I agree.  Benhurst   Jan-11-08 10:23 PM   #41 
  - Gosh! Thanks for bringing your wisdom to DU!  gateley   Jan-11-08 09:39 PM   #22 
  - kinda hard the believe  mth44sc   Jan-11-08 09:43 PM   #25 
     - It was his/her choice of a certain word that got my blood boiling. Unnecessary. nt  gateley   Jan-11-08 10:00 PM   #33 
        - Please note - it wasn't MY word but THEIRSl  2hip   Jan-11-08 10:10 PM   #35 
           - Who is THEY -- do you have a link? nt  gateley   Jan-11-08 10:17 PM   #39 
           - THEY are the knuckle-dragging Repugs  2hip   Jan-11-08 10:25 PM   #42 
              - Yes, we know you can find them everywhere, like on that board you previously  gateley   Jan-11-08 10:31 PM   #43 
           - No, you reflect the GOP mindset  cali   Jan-12-08 01:51 AM   #59 
              - The bulk of the middle class are getting screwed  2hip   Jan-12-08 02:14 AM   #61 
                 - They're all cribbing from each other.  cali   Jan-12-08 02:52 AM   #68 
  - Edwards is shown to be the only candidate who can beat all the Repubs...  Triana   Jan-11-08 09:47 PM   #26 
  - No. Not even close.  cali   Jan-12-08 01:53 AM   #60 
     - Now tell me how the GOP will frame Obama or Hillary?  2hip   Jan-12-08 02:30 AM   #63 
        - Of course it's largely about money and frames. duh.  cali   Jan-12-08 02:44 AM   #66 
           - So you think the Obama/Clinton money machines can beat the GOP?  2hip   Jan-12-08 03:02 AM   #69 
              - This is not 2004. And in 2000 Gore won. Or didn't you know that?  cali   Jan-12-08 03:12 AM   #71 
              - Last national election GOP won - 1988. Afer that - straight loss and theft. Edwards knows  robbedvoter   Jan-12-08 07:46 AM   #84 
  - Agreed. If Obama is the Dem candidate, Huckabee will be the Repug President.  kelligesq   Jan-11-08 09:51 PM   #27 
  - A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Cant Win  EVDebs   Jan-11-08 11:07 PM   #45 
     - Great links and analysis!  2hip   Jan-11-08 11:38 PM   #48 
        - Thanks. The media bargain appears to be 'don't get specific' . Check this out...  EVDebs   Jan-11-08 11:47 PM   #50 
           - If the Grassroots shout loud enough, the media will come  2hip   Jan-11-08 11:57 PM   #53 
              - I was really angry at CNN today 4 not giving JE as much time as the others so this is email i sent  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 07:34 PM   #101 
              - The Interest of the Networks' Parent Corporations Trump Even Ratings  AndyTiedye   Jan-15-08 08:26 PM   #110 
  - So your argument for Edwards is he is electable because he is a white man?  BrentTaylor   Jan-11-08 09:54 PM   #30 
  - No my argument for Edwards is he's the most acceptable because he's not Bushlite  kelligesq   Jan-11-08 10:12 PM   #37 
  - How will the GOP see Obama and Clinton?  2hip   Jan-11-08 10:22 PM   # 
     - No, I think female unknown name wouldn't have a chance at all - out in first  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 02:33 AM   #65 
        - How about a KNOWN female name -- like Boxer, for instance?  2hip   Jan-12-08 02:46 AM   #67 
           - 2 Hip, I added to my last post - do read pls - now onto Boxer  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 03:04 AM   #70 
  - You seem to be coming from the JE camp  alittlelark   Jan-11-08 09:59 PM   #32 
  - playing a little race card are you ? read the rest of my posts, jr.  kelligesq   Jan-11-08 10:14 PM   #38 
     - Actually,  alittlelark   Jan-11-08 11:21 PM   #46 
        - "Obvious and ugly" nonsense and repetitive attempts to bait. Silly games  kelligesq   Jan-11-08 11:28 PM   #47 
           - Wow, I've never felt threatened enough to 'ignore' someone.  alittlelark   Jan-11-08 11:43 PM   #49 
  - Hillary & Obama  The River   Jan-11-08 10:10 PM   #36 
  - so we better vote for Edwards?  Skittles   Jan-11-08 10:22 PM   #40 
  - And the new & improved 2009 GOP WH will bring you -- WHAT?  2hip   Jan-11-08 10:50 PM   #44 
  - I refuse to pander to racists and bigots and homophobes and mysoginists  Skittles   Jan-12-08 06:18 AM   #77 
     - They'll go for Huckabee or Bloomberg once he's in the race.  EVDebs   Jan-12-08 10:22 AM   #89 
        - Interesting on news: only 16% New Yorkers would vote for Blumberg - not good news for him  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 07:27 PM   #100 
  - Obama will probably make Colin Powell DefSec for his endorsement  EVDebs   Jan-12-08 12:03 AM   #55 
     - I cant envision Powell accepting any office after what he's been through  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 03:33 AM   #74 
     - The Economy should be topic #1 at any debate. Edwards has it locked  EVDebs   Jan-12-08 10:19 AM   #88 
     - I don't care for Edwards, HRC OR Obama  Skittles   Jan-12-08 07:54 AM   #85 
        - dont blame you, but many do not buy into those crowned by the MSM  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 07:24 PM   #99 
           - really?  Skittles   Jan-12-08 08:23 PM   #107 
  - Actually, it's still "It's the Economy, Stupid" and with the Fed cutting rates  EVDebs   Jan-11-08 11:51 PM   #51 
  - Recession. Other than Bill Clinton or Robert Rubin, can you name anyone  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 03:38 AM   #75 
     - Edwards. Period. Obama can't and Hillary can't  EVDebs   Jan-12-08 10:42 AM   #92 
        - EVDebs - you're right about the big "D" word - yes it's the economy  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 07:50 PM   #102 
           - Income redistribution is needed FAST. Too much concentrated in Bush's top 1%  EVDebs   Jan-13-08 02:06 PM   #108 
  - Nominating Clinton is suicide for us, but Obama will be liked by both sides.  Oregonian   Jan-11-08 11:56 PM   #52 
  - Widely despised but look at that delegate count, won't you ?  EVDebs   Jan-12-08 12:01 AM   #54 
  - I know. It's so frustrating that a person who wants to take on corporations  Oregonian   Jan-12-08 12:27 AM   #57 
     - Obama will be a much much better choice for the Republicans  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 03:16 AM   #72 
  - Agree 100%, a Hillary nomination would GUARANTEE the Repukes retain control of the WhiteHouse  ShadowLiberal   Jan-12-08 12:05 AM   #56 
  - Sure both sides like Obama who never met a lobbyest he didnt like including the mob  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 07:56 PM   #104 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-12-08 01:43 AM   #58 
  - And while at it, better be a Republican man, too! ("electability" comes down to that eventually)  robbedvoter   Jan-12-08 07:31 AM   #80 
  - You are right... but I don't think you really understand how a lot  Bread and Circus   Jan-12-08 02:24 AM   #62 
  - Yeah, Well...  Steely_Dan   Jan-12-08 02:31 AM   #64 
  - You all speak as if there's going to be a legitimate election without fixed machines - guess  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 03:28 AM   #73 
  - I think we should run a dog for president, just to humiliate the Republicans.  Perry Logan   Jan-12-08 05:46 AM   #76 
  - Then in 2009, Bush's War will be Hillary's War  martymar64   Jan-12-08 12:19 PM   #97 
  - I hear apolitical people say 'all I know is I hate Clinton'  NoBorders   Jan-12-08 07:23 AM   #78 
  - the media demonized her beyond the point of logic  Skittles   Jan-12-08 07:55 AM   #86 
     - They really created an image  NoBorders   Jan-12-08 08:02 AM   #87 
  - Electability is about stupid! (MSM made - meaning "who we tell you to vote for")  robbedvoter   Jan-12-08 07:26 AM   #79 
  - The three of them are electable. It's just that Obama is the best candidate  Katzenkavalier   Jan-12-08 10:22 AM   #90 
  - Edwards would be the best President  EVDebs   Jan-12-08 10:25 AM   #91 
  - EVDEBS - from your link - Bank Governors talking big D word  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 11:58 AM   #93 
  - google Harpers Magazine + Obama to find out who Obama is..  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 12:02 PM   #95 
  - Its about ELECTABILITY, stupid? - Not so, Bush swiped two elections, h-e-l-l-o...!  Imagevision   Jan-12-08 12:00 PM   #94 
  - Fixed machines. And the sheeple wanted to have a beer with him n/t  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 12:04 PM   #96 
  - Edwards will be out of the race on February 6th  zulchzulu   Jan-12-08 07:56 PM   #103 
  - Thanks. I'll wait to hear it from the man himself - not wishful thinking of yours :)  kelligesq   Jan-12-08 08:04 PM   #105 
  - and he' clean too...  ileus   Jan-12-08 08:08 PM   #106 
  - What are you up to? Smearing all three front-running Dem candidates at once...  Mister Ed   Jan-13-08 02:33 PM   #109 

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