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Bob Geiger Donating Member (505 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:19 PM
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Fox News Makes Another "Mistake"
These guys at the Fox News/RNC Network are really amazing

I just got tipped from our friends at Crooks and Liars that Fox News has once again identified a Republican as a Democrat and vice-versa. They did it last week in labeling disgraced Republican Mark Foley as a Democrat multiple times in one night and they've done it again today, reversing the party affiliation of Sheldon Whitehouse and Lincoln Chafee in the Rhode Island Senate race.

Here it is:



You ever notice that they never do this crap in a way that creates a negative impact for Republicans? And do they really expect anyone to believe that these are innocent mistakes? (Actually, given the intelligence of their viewer base, that's probably more likely than it should be.)

And I think we all know that it's only a matter of time before they... do... this:



You can read more from Bob at BobGeiger.com.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:21 PM
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1. I've been wondering what practical impact this can have
because I see it being done at an increasing frequency over the next month.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:41 PM
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3. they have to stop the "momentum" of democrats
if they keep showing bad news for ewpublicans and good news for democrats, a democratic victory can steamroll and become a real seismic event. hence the "confusion" to try to deny the democrats the "big mo".
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:45 PM
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5. Me too. I'm inclined to believe that the impact isn't that great but I
definitely could be wrong.

What type of person does this influence, you know?
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:33 AM
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10. Who watches Fox News?
The answers to your question and mine are likely one and the same.
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:18 PM
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17. One includes the other. I wouldn't say they are 100% congruent. Fox
fans tend to be loony but I don't think they are all robots.
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:22 PM
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2. hmmm, bin laden = whitehouse
I think you might be on to something.
May not have been your intention with your graphic there ... but amusing just the same.
Dark humor.
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:40 PM
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4. kicking cuz this need to be on greatest-f*ck f*x nt
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:08 AM
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6. Complain to the FCC.n/t
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 07:57 AM
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12. What would the FCC do about a cable station?
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:15 AM
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13. It's the public's airwavees and they have
a duty to protect the public, including not broadcasting obviously misleading reports. People complained about gov't sending out covert propaganda as news and they are investigating. This is very similar in my mind.

Doug D.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:26 AM
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7. They really want a Republican to win there, I guess.
Since the actual Republican doesn't seem to be doing the job, they'll just turn the Democrat into one.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:19 AM
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8. Wonder if it's also a slap against Chafee
for not toeing the bushco line.
Rethugs are quick to abandon those who aren't completely loyal.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:26 AM
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9. They should have pushed harder for Laffey then.
The Republicans do value loyalty but they can also be intensely pragmatic. They knew damn well that Laffey couldn't win in Rhode Island, so they backed Chafee. That's the same reason they backed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in '04. And it's the same reason why they won't endorse Alan Schlesinger in Connecticut.

They would rather have someone who's loyal to them 50% of the time than someone who's loyal to them 0% of the time. Having someone who's 100% loyal to them is close to impossible in the Northeast.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:55 AM
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11. Chafee was the ONLY repub. senator to vote against torture.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...

For that reason, IMO, it could very well have been (at least in part) a slap.
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:01 AM
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14. Never mind
Liberals know Whitehouse is a Democrat when the time comes to vote. If Fox want to confuse their inbred viewers I say let them.
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 10:06 AM
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15. Wow - that graphic makes it look like they're not going to lose Congress

...in a total landslide.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:14 PM
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19. Maybe those are the poll #'s before Diebold takes over.
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:39 AM
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16. Funny how they ALWAYS make these "mistakes" going one way, eh? n/t
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:39 PM
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18. The most trusted name in news huh'
What a miserable excuse for a news organization. This is what America is being reduced to.
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:16 PM
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20. Did anybody see the clip of Conan where he shows Fox News
labeling Nixon, Kim Jong Il, and Michael Jackson as Democrats? Pretty funny.
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