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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:19 PM
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What TV station will you watch on election night?
I'm torn between a fair, balanced, just the facts station like C-span (do they cover the election?). Or, a station like Fox or CNN, who will be spinning their heads as the Kerry numbers come in. Any suggestions?
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:25 PM
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1. Does CSPAN have coverage
I was wondering that, too. I think PBS has coverage. They may be a balanced show to watch.
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vetwife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:28 PM
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6. C-span will have coverage of so I was told ....
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gp Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:26 PM
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2. watch fox.
you'll want to see their faces melt away once they concede a kerry victory...
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:27 PM
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4. That's what I was thinking.
I don't watch Fox as a rule, but won't it be fun to watch the meltdown when they have to call JFK "President Elect Kerry". Sweet!
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:27 PM
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3. I will be listening to Air America Radio.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:28 PM
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7. same here
just like i did with the debates. When Kerry is declred the winner, I will likely switch on CSPAN to watch the worldwide celebrations.
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:29 PM
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10. I"ll watch it on TV because
I want to see the US map when the states go red or blue. Mainly blue.
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southern democrat Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:27 PM
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5. CBS , I owe it to Dan
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:46 PM
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50. ditto nt
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:28 PM
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8. CBS because I love the Ratherisms
He was a riot four years ago.
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:30 PM
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11. Yes, I remember during the GHWB/Clinton race,
he was on CBS with Ann Richards. They kept me laughing all night. Good choice; I think I'll watch DAN.
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:28 PM
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9. I won't watch anything until Kerry is declared the winner
Then I'll watch all the whores babble away.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:39 PM
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I'm with you
I can only get CNN, and don't want to watch until the nation has gone blue for Kerry.
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Steelangel Donating Member (731 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:04 PM
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40. Ditto
Edited on Tue Oct-19-04 08:14 PM by Steelangel
I don't think I can handle watching the states turn into blue or red or numbers of popular votes on TV until Kerry is declared the winner. Once he does, I will watch the CNN or Foxnews.
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:31 PM
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12. will the daily show be on?
Jon Stewart is a god.
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undercover_brother Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:32 PM
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13. Fox News Channel. I can't wait to see them try to spin the loss into a win
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:32 PM
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14. None -- I'm going to Boston!!!
See the man in person!
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:35 PM
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15. Show Off!!!! eom
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:55 PM
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29. Well, I'm going to Washington D.C.
on Jan 20th for Kerry's Inaugeration! :kick: :dem: :kick: :dem:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:28 PM
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47. Me too--I'll be there with bells on n/t
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Daisey Mae Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:37 PM
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16. I will be listening to Air America Radio and....
running through the news channels and closely watching Fox Crappola collapse as they welcome JFK as the new President Elect.....Bye Bye Bush.....
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:38 PM
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17. cspan only
screw rnn msrnc and faux
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:39 PM
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18. Cartoon News Network (eom)
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seraph Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:39 PM
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19. CNN

I want to watch Wolf Blitzer say that Kerry has won the presidency, and * has lost.

THAT will be entertainment.

It was a toss up with Brit Hume though, but watching CNN capitulate will be spectacular.

F-CNN.

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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:43 PM
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21. Do you think Leslie can do it?
Or will he have a raging catatonic episode where he lives in an alternate dubya reality? Will they have to bring Olbermann in to cover for him?
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seraph Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:53 PM
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28. I dunno but it will be fun to watch!
:evilgrin:

F-CNN
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:56 PM
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31. Or can russert on GE/nbc?
I'll be happy when all those mediawhores realize what a Democracy is.
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seraph Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:04 PM
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41. You know...

When we are done with Sinclair, we REALLY need to focus on CNN.

Same thing, same tactics.


John Stewart rules! I would trade a year's salary to be able to say what he did on CNN air.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:19 PM
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43. I've been wanting to concentrate on
cnn for a long time..ever since I cancelled my cable news ..the day after the 2002 election.

I was pissed ..I got out of bed that morning and called my cable company.

I know that some need to watch for reconnaissance but some of us boycotted.

Mass demonstrations in Atlanta and Washington D.C. at cnn headquaters might accomplish something.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:42 PM
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20. C-SPAN if it has coverage
I'll channel-surf among the others if it doesn't. I was really hoping to be here on DU like when the debates were being televised. It kept me going. ;)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:58 PM
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33. I will definetly be on DU, too!
Unlike four years ago when I was hyperventilating alone in my apartment!
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:38 PM
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48. I hear you! I was a wreck all night. And the next night. And the next.
It was the never-ending election in 2000. **sigh** No, never, again! We'll all meet up here and take turns being cool, calm, and rational. LOL! ;)
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kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:43 PM
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22. None, I'll be curled up rocking in the corner.
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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:45 PM
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24. CNN...just to see Candy Crowley...
Harpooned and beached.
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seraph Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:59 PM
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34. Ouch! Bad Visual! (nt)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:59 PM
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35. After the 2000 election night..I was
to be found curled up on my bed in fetal position!
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:03 PM
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37. LOL
I don't think I'll be able to watch any coverage. I'll just hang out here.
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omnithrope Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:45 PM
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23. c-span (if there's coverage)
Looks like a lot of us feel the same way.
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footinmouth Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:47 PM
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25. Good Question
I was wondering that myself. I was so disappointed after the debates with MSNBC. I usually like that station, but they were just awful. I was flipping around and actually found the most balanced debate coverage on Fox of all things. Whoever suggested Rather had a good idea though, except that it will be interrupted by a lot of meaningless local races. Town supervisor races seem to get decided with little or no fanfare.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:49 PM
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26. all of 'em. I'll look like I'm in a news control room. wall of video.
CNN, CSPAN, ABC, PBS, Cartoon Network (instead of Faux News), MSNBC, CBS, NBC....can't get enough of that "Kerry landslide" talk.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:52 PM
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27. C-span...they better cover it!
Four years ago I watched(naively) all the usual suspects ..no more!
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seraph Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:55 PM
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30. On second thought...


I might not watch at all. I might log onto freerepukelick and watch masses of freeptards talk about the "end of the world" and "what it all means" or "did Jesus leave us??"


WOO-HOO!

:evilgrin:
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 07:57 PM
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32. I'll be watching FAUX News
So I can watch Sean Hannity and Brit Hume crying :evilgrin:
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:02 PM
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36. I'll watch C-Span if they cover it...
Then when Kerry is declared the winner, I'll turn on Fox News and lurk on FreeRepublic to see the weeping and gnashing of teeth!!

:evilgrin:
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:03 PM
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38. CBS
I love Dan.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:03 PM
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39. I want to watch Brit Hume have to say "President-Elect Kerry"
If that doesn't make his head explode, nothing will.
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shivaji Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:16 PM
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42. With 20,000 lawyers waiting in the wings, we will not know who won
until 4-8 weeks later, and the SCOTUS will decide who won.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:21 PM
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44. NOOOOOOOOO
Dammit they are starting early to avoid that. I don't think any of us could handle another 4-8 weeks.
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doubleplusgood Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:24 PM
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45. C-SPAN (video) + Air America (audio)
n/t
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Kathleen04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:27 PM
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46. C-Span
Just the facts ma'am. :)
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:45 PM
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49. I am gonna be a flipping foo;
cnn
msnbc
ABC
CBS
NBC
cnn
msnbc
ABC
CBS
NBC
cnn
msnbc
ABC
CBS
NBC
cnn
msnbc
ABC
CBS
NBC
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:47 PM
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51. Either PBS, ABC, NBC, or CBS.
It depends on which comes in better.
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George W. Dunce Donating Member (389 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 08:51 PM
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52. I can not wait to Tivo
Bush's concession speech on Fox"News". I will watch it over and over and over and..........
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 09:07 PM
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53. CBS, primarily
Love Dan! Love those folksy sayings!

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Bad Thoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 09:12 PM
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54. Whichever one is on in the campaign office ...
... I'll be making calls until 10pm
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-04 09:17 PM
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55. Local channels and cable, blogs & AAR
I will change channels to see what they are all saying, be on computer and listen to AAR.

But...I plan to try if humanly possible not to watch the whole 24 hours of the day, it will drive me totally crazy. So I will be nuts because I know I can't stop myself!!
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