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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-11-08 10:05 AM
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20. The people who make the decisions in the press want him to win
and a horse race is better for the ratings. If McCain was polling at 10%, which is what he should be at, then no one would pay attention nor watch their crappy coverage.
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  -why is the press giving McCain a pass luckyleftyme2  Aug-11-08 07:39 AM   #0 
  - Be more specific  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 07:40 AM   #1 
  - His affair, for one thing  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-11-08 08:01 AM   #6 
     - You mean back in the 1970's?  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 09:45 AM   #18 
  - Perhaps we need to push them harder.  Marrah_G   Aug-11-08 07:41 AM   #2 
  - the media keeps telling viewers that "We know McCain!"  ErinBerin84   Aug-11-08 07:43 AM   #3 
  - Read this article by Amy Silverman  blogslut   Aug-11-08 07:45 AM   #4 
  - But it's worse than "giving a pass".  mwb970   Aug-11-08 07:52 AM   #5 
  - Because they want McCain to win  GoesTo11   Aug-11-08 08:03 AM   #7 
  - Because he has an "R" after his name. The  LibDemAlways   Aug-11-08 08:14 AM   #8 
  - I remember when the primaries were on and the media was focusing only on Obama and Hillary  book_worm   Aug-11-08 08:18 AM   #9 
  - McCain has made lots of friends in media over 26 years they even go to his place for bbq. Favoritism  barack the house   Aug-11-08 08:19 AM   #10 
  - It's our job to work round media screen record the real mccain and post VCDs door to door.-->  barack the house   Aug-11-08 08:22 AM   #11 
  - GE, defense contractor, owns NBC ... ABC is run by Disney (wholesome!), and CBS head  zbdent   Aug-11-08 08:22 AM   #12 
  - Ratings  GloriaSmith   Aug-11-08 08:24 AM   #13 
  - He is the corporate candidate. The same corporations who own our media have a vested interest  Skwmom   Aug-11-08 08:34 AM   #14 
  - Local Az. press is pretty hard on McCain ....  hadrons   Aug-11-08 08:53 AM   #15 
  - I constantly here the media pointing out err Complaining that  Heather MC   Aug-11-08 09:04 AM   #16 
  - We don't have a free press in this country.  screembloodymurder   Aug-11-08 09:22 AM   #17 
  - Nope  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 09:47 AM   #19 
     - When did the media criticize Bush?  harun   Aug-11-08 10:10 AM   #21 
        - well - for one example  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 10:31 AM   #23 
           - I don't consider reporting a fraction of the violence in Iraq, which isn't  harun   Aug-11-08 12:09 PM   #25 
              - Not my job  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 02:19 PM   #29 
  - The people who make the decisions in the press want him to win  harun   Aug-11-08 10:05 AM   #20 
  - Media consolidation into Republican hands. /eom  Overseas   Aug-11-08 10:11 AM   #22 
  - They're going to give him a pass right to the Oval Office. nt  Phoonzang   Aug-11-08 10:38 AM   #24 
  - Because their corporate owners demand it.  WinkyDink   Aug-11-08 01:42 PM   #26 
  - Maybe they think picking on old people is in bad taste?  Marrah_G   Aug-11-08 01:43 PM   #27 
     - No race no $$$$  TheKentuckian   Aug-11-08 02:13 PM   #28 
        - I know I know. I was just being silly :)  Marrah_G   Aug-11-08 02:34 PM   #30 
 

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