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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:51 PM
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You gotta love the CNN bias for Clinton
For their current map of Wyoming, anytime there is a 50/50 tie, they color it in for Hillary. Anything to make this appear to be a "horse race" even though it isn't.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/stat...
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:52 PM
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1. They've already bought into Clinton's "PA is the new Ohio" theme
So why wouldn't they be biased about Wyoming?
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:01 PM
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12. Right. It's so blatant. WY and MS don't count because he's supposed to win.
PA really matters...even though she's been far ahead since they started polling there.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:10 PM
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14. If she's supposed to win, it's important. If he's supposed to win, it's dismissed--
it's on to the NEXT state that Hillary should win!
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TheDeathadder Donating Member (731 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:53 PM
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2. If you don't like it
turn to Obama's MSNBC
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:54 PM
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5. !
:beer: :rofl:

I support O but that was funny
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:53 PM
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3. House of Saud/Kingdom Holdings who control CNN only trust Bushes and Clintons to handle
the world's affairs to suit their privilege and needs.


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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:06 PM
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13. link?
Thanks in advance.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:25 PM
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19. Heh - Common knowledge I expected most at DU knew by now. Here's a link...
The pro-Saudi bent the network took by 2002 was pretty obvious. Remember all the commercials praising Saudi Arabia?

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/02/03/11/saudi-prince-b...


Saudi Prince buys AOL and Priceline stakes

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed has bought more than $1 billion worth of shares in Citigroup, AOL Time Warner and Priceline.com over the past six months, his company said on Monday.

The prince, among the world's wealthiest men, bought $500 million in Citigroup, $450 million in AOL Time Warner and $100 million in Priceline.com. With around $10 billion in Citigroup, Alwaleed was already the biggest shareholder in the bank.

"At about $43, Citi's share price was at too attractive a price," the prince said in a statement issued by his company Kingdom Holdings. The prince also found AOL Time Warner price attractive at $23 a share.

"I believe in the power of the AOL brand and I am already a shareholder in this global media giant. Therefore when the price reached a lucrative level, we decided to increase our stake," the prince said, without giving exact figures on his AOL holdings.

His holdings in Internet commerce company Priceline.com currently stand at 5.4 percent, he added.

Alwaleed, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, has a personal fortune estimated at $20 billion, the bulk of which is invested in the United States.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:29 PM
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21. How much of CNN do the Saudi's own?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:34 PM
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23. Not sure, but the heavy proSaudi bias started in 2002 after another huge buy into AOL
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:37 PM by blm
which also controls TimeWarner/CNN.

from the article linked above...


>>>>>
The prince, among the world's wealthiest men, bought $500 million in Citigroup, $450 million in AOL Time Warner and $100 million in Priceline.com. With around $10 billion in Citigroup, Alwaleed was already the biggest shareholder in the bank.

"At about $43, Citi's share price was at too attractive a price," the prince said in a statement issued by his company Kingdom Holdings. The prince also found AOL Time Warner price attractive at $23 a share.

"I believe in the power of the AOL brand and I am already a shareholder in this global media giant. Therefore when the price reached a lucrative level, we decided to increase our stake," the prince said, without giving exact figures on his AOL holdings.
>>>>>
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:35 PM
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24. It's very sad, sometimes I feel the US is become a puppet on foreign strings
all for the benefit of the rich alone.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:58 PM
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28. During the Dubai ports deal, Blitzer went to Dubai to show how beautiful the place is, and how
"friendly" the people are there.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:03 PM
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31. Bill Clinton advocated for that deal for Dubai royals who have been EXCEEDINGLY generous to Clintons
since Bill kindly deep-sixed all those BCCI matters involving their bank for them and for his longtime political benefactor Jackson Stephens and GHWBush, Bin Ladens, AQ Khan and Marc Rich.....

and a host of other powerful elite protected throughout the 90s. Hillary was being set up to continue that protection into the next decade. Too bad more of us have caught on to the Bush-Clinton-Bush act, and refuse to buy it.
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writes3000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:53 PM
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4. I also notice that their superdelegate count
has Hillary ahead by 40 when I've seen the gap closer in other places.
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ihelpu2see Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:56 PM
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9. Yup, it seems that since CNN did not break the story about the added Obama
Super Delegates they just don't add them... Obama has over 199 supers but CNN has him at 199 and holding??
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:00 PM
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11. CNN thought that George the Elder had Bill Clinton beat
They now embrace the Clintons.

Why shouldn't they - the Clintons embrace George the Elder!!
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:36 PM
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25. You think that's bad
try going to their election center website, pulling down the 'state' menu, and clicking on Mississippi. According to CNN, it doesn't exist. They don't have a page for Mississippi at all, even if you edit the URL directly.
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ihelpu2see Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:16 PM
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33. To top it off, was watching Mr. Sanchez's coverage tonight on CNN and it was
the Bash Obama night. A Journalist from "Pink" the magazine ?? a Hillary supporter, A Mr. Hu a McCain supporter and some other guy that i have never herd of and even though Obama had just won the caucus 61 to 38 !!!! They would constantly Bash Obama and mention something positive about either Hillary or McCain???

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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:30 PM
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22. CNN also shows Florida and Michigan as having been "won" by Hillary
even though no delegates were awarded.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:54 PM
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6. To be fair
(Keep in mind I'm very much for Obama, and in light of recent disgusting statements re: Ken Starr and John McCain, even more not for Hillary)

To be fair I think they are showing ratings bias, not specifically Hillary bias, although in this case it benefits Hillary. In other words they want the horse-race to continue to keep ratings up, etc.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:55 PM
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7. You gotta "love" MSNBC's militant bias for Obama.
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:56 PM
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8. Why not just watch MSNBC, the official Obama Network.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:58 PM
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10. Bingo
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:18 PM
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15. !!!!!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:19 PM
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16. CNN's owner, Time-Warner was one of the beneficiaries of Clinton's 1996 Telecom Act
which accelerated media consolidation.
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:20 PM
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17. My guess is that they color in the statewide loser for 50/50 ties. Though I could be wrong.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:24 PM
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18. CNN is so fucking utterly biased for Hillary it's beyond the pale.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:27 PM
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20. Who are the clowns who bother to go to a caucus and then vote
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:28 PM by SoCalDem
"uncommitted" :rofl:

That's like driving to a restaurant and just looking at the buffet & watching other people eat :)
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:41 PM
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26. Yeah, even though the gap goes up and down, they prefer to refer to this as Hillary closing the gap.
The bullshit they come up with.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:54 PM
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27. I saw Jessica Yellin "pointing that out." He's winning 58-41. And then she said,
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 02:00 PM by jenmito
"Keep in mind, only 57% of the vote is in," implying she will "close the gap" even further. And NOW they're "explaining" why Obama does so well in caucuses, justifying Hillary's losses. :eyes:

ETA: She just said even though he's still leading "as expected," the largest caucus has yet to vote and they're just getting started so we don't know what the results will be.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:59 PM
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29. Yup.. and this is exactly what Hillary said in her rally yesterday, the video of which they
have played twice today that I've seen.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:02 PM
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30. Yup. The "Ballot Bowl" should be called the "Hillary Bowl."
Shameless.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:03 PM
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32. for the most part BO is down from his 66% high--as % increases. So. they are correct.
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