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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 04:58 PM
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DU this poll re whether media is unfair to John McCain
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25785762?GT1=43001

It is getting seriously freeped at the moment.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 04:59 PM
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1. That is a false choice poll. Mcdubya is not getting media coverage
and it is to HIS advantage.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:00 PM
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2. Done
Is Democrat Barack Obama unfairly receiving more coverage than Republican John McCain? * 18858 responses

Yes, the media has a liberal bias. No one should be surprised by this.
80%

No, media coverage is based on newsworthiness. McCain is just not as newsy as Obama.
14%

Sometimes, but it's a long campaign. There weren't a lot of McCain complaints during Obama's problems with Rev. Wright.
6.4%
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:21 PM
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21. They hedged their bets with the questions-
even if most thought the coverage was fair, either of the last two could be applied.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:00 PM
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3. Ironically, they way the media is handling this proves that they are on the GOP's side.
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 05:21 PM by anonymous171
Relentlessly parroting their talking points and such.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 06:50 PM
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10. Of course.
They're scared shitless of a President who represents the Peeps. We're a scary bunch :scared: :scared: :scared:
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:00 PM
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4. Done.
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 05:03 PM by ChazII
Is Democrat Barack Obama unfairly receiving more coverage than Republican John McCain?

* 18858 responses edited for new vote * 20473 responses
Yes, the media has a liberal bias. No one should be surprised by this.
80%

No, media coverage is based on newsworthiness. McCain is just not as newsy as Obama.
14%

Sometimes, but it's a long campaign. There weren't a lot of McCain complaints during Obama's problems with Rev. Wright.
6.4%

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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:03 PM
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5. Yup, it's freeped.
Effing republicanz.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:08 PM
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6. amazing difference between O and mcclown. I feel the need to call BS when I see it.
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 05:35 PM by nc4bo
Of course no one admits that alot of O's media attention is for the ridiculous negative smearing.
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:32 PM
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7. done!
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 05:33 PM
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8. Done.
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Youphemism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 06:43 PM
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9. This is another push poll. The choices are heinous...

It entirely presumes and promotes the notion that the press favors only Obama. This type of polling crap really pisses me off.

You may as well have a poll with the choices:

1. Senator Obama beats his wife regularly.

2. Senator Obama beats his wife sometimes.

3. How can anyone really know how often he beats his wife?
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 06:58 PM
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11. It came pre-freeped.
John McCain: great candidate or greatest candidate?
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 07:46 PM
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12. Do your best. n/t
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 07:47 PM
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13. i want to see McCains viagra moment played over as often as Rev Wright
has. then get back to me about unfair coverage.

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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:20 PM
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14. That poll needs some SERIOUS help!!

I've noticed that with every Obama story on cable news (MSNBC or CNN), that they always follow it with a story about the old white dude.

I haven't yet caught the nightly news with Brian Williams (NBC) since Obama left, so I don't have a clue how he's covering the story..

I guess the good things about these lame internet polls that the FrEAkers at LoserRepublic is that we see them, they disappear, and they are rarely if ever mentioned on the news.
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Labors of Hercules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:27 PM
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15. keep erasing your cookies...
you can vote over and over again. :evilgrin:
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:30 PM
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16. how do I erase my cookies? n/t
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Labors of Hercules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:32 PM
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17. go under tools...
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 08:34 PM by Labors of Hercules
firefox = clear private data
Internet explorer = delete browsing history

make sure to check "delete cookies".

You may want to do it a few times over and over because it will log you out of DU. *grin*

I think this poll is rigged though... it keeps showing me the same # of vote totals even after I voted from a different machine.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:37 PM
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18. Thanks, do you think this is all worth my time? If so, consider it done.
But I appreciate your help, a lot!
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Labors of Hercules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:39 PM
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19. not really... the poll is a hack job anyway.
All the answers assume the negative.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:41 PM
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20. Done, but what bullshit choices.
:eyes:
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jarjarbing Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 10:18 PM
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22. I'd say the media is FAVORABLE to McCain
Ever since 2000 the media has gushed over McCain being a "maverick" when in fact he's a hard-liner conservative who flip flops constantly and votes with Bush 90% of the time.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 10:19 PM
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23. So the options are "yes" "yes" or "yes"?
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 10:20 PM
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24. Ergo, McCain IS as "newsy" as Obama!
So what is it the "liberal media" is neglecting to report about McCain?

More gaffes -- like the one about the border of Iraq and Pakistan?

Fine -- give him more coverage, then!!
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 10:25 PM
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25. DONE!! K&R
Someone help me understand why it is that Americans are so gullible. They believe everything they are fed by the M$M! :puke:
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 10:27 PM
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26. ETA, those questions were leading. Liberal bias? You gotta be fucking kidding me!
So of course, people are going to choose the first option because the question wording is biased!! x( x( x(
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