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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:33 PM
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Davis: "Most Unpopular Political Figure in Modern State History"
According to Dan Rather, CBS just now.

"California voters will decide the fate of the most unpopular figure in modern state history, Gray Davis."

Bias, anyone?

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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:35 PM
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1. Definetely biased
Hopefully the legislature will find a loophole to keep Davis in power, and boot the shit out of Ahhnold if he happens to win tonight's elections.

That will shut the media up for sure.

Fairness Doctrine must be re-enacted and signed into an constitutional amendment.

Hawkeye-X
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stopthegop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:36 PM
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4. find a loophole to keep Davis in power
you really want them to do that..even though this thing is legal?
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random Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:43 PM
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15. Uh...YEAH!
I do!
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:35 PM
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2. Not Biased
Just an unfortunate truth.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:37 PM
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7. Uh, just why he got reelected last year, right?
And what or very popular "war time preznit"?
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:40 PM
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He selected his own opponent
...and still only got 48% of the vote in a state that is 60% Democrat.

If he went up against Riordan he would have lost badly. And that was even before the lies about the budget came out...
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random Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:44 PM
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16. He won the election!
How bout that!
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:53 PM
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19. Perhaps this is more accurate
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 05:57 PM by Nederland
What if Rather had said this:

California voters will decide the fate of the most unpopular elected figure in modern state history, Gray Davis."

Would you agree that was true?
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:58 PM
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20. what if Gore had actually been a better candidate in 2000?
"what if's" are fun all day long
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:40 PM
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12. biased
like all the other coverage of the "liberal" media
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:36 PM
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3. CBS audience: second stupidest, least informed in America
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 05:38 PM by AP
Which means they'are achieving what they've set out to accomplish.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:37 PM
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5. I bet by sheer numbers, GW is less popular n/t
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:37 PM
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6. lol, he's SO unpopular he was RE-ELECTED
less than a year ago...


:shrug:
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:37 PM
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8. Blitzer and Dobbs are reciting the same spin on CNN right now.
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 05:43 PM by DemBones DemBones
There's a poll -- go to

http://www.cnn.com/lou

and you can vote that their coverage is biased toward Republicans!

Added on Edit:

76% say it is biased pro-GOP

14% say it biased pro-Dem

10% say it is unbiased

Send them an e-mail, too, and tell them how pro-GOP they have been.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:38 PM
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9. Oh, that "liberal media"!
:puke:
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:38 PM
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10. I guess as long as the media portrays him that way...
whores.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:39 PM
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11. He is unpopular because the media says he is unpopular!
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 05:40 PM by Democat
The entire California media bashes Davis every day for years!

Imagine how popular Arnold would be if the media treated him like they treat Davis.

The media hates Davis and loves Arnold.
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jenk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:40 PM
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13. very upset with rather
.
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:41 PM
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14. Also, anyone notice this?
In a lot of the news coverage of this, if you watch the recall stories, you will always see a stock video of someone voting for Schwartzenegger on a touch-screen. ALWAYS Schwartzenegger. EVERY time.
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CityDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:46 PM
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17. Let's face the facts
Davis is very unpopular and if this were not true, he would not be facing the recall. The media did not destroy Davis. He is a very unpopular politician and will not be governor by tomorrow. It's too bad DiFi did't have the forsight to jump into this race to save the state.
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dolstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:52 PM
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18. Davis didn't become this unpopular by coincidence
At least not this unpopular. His approval ratings are as low as Nixon's at the time he resigned.

Does California have serious budget problems? Sure. But so do other states. So does the federal government. But is there any other governor in this country with approval ratings in the low 20's? I don't think anybody even comes close to Davis.

And the fact is, most of the things for which is blamed were beyond his control. Is it his fault that the Republicans in the legislature refused to vote for a budget that contained any tax increase, thereby forcing deep spending cuts? Is it his fault that Wilson pushed through a deeply flawed energy deregulation plan? Is it his fault that ENRON and other companies ripped California off? Is it his fault that Bush's appointees as the FERC refused to help?

I think Davis was deliberately targeted by right wing groups. They wanted to see whether it was possible to destroy a Democratic politician in a strongly Democratic state. Because if they could do that, they could destroy ANY Democratic politician. And they've succeeded beyond all expectations. Hell, they've got around a third of DEMOCRATS saying good riddance to Davis. I'm sure they've got their next target lined up (most likely Jim McGreevy in New Jersey).
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:59 PM
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21. The biggest right wing group that targeted Davis was
The media!
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:03 PM
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22. Even BBC America's coverage focused on Ah-nold, with

some footage and mention of Davis. I'd say they expect Ah-nold to win.
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