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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:30 AM
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The FUCKING media. They make me scream.
Innocuous?

"Governor Martin O'Malley is leading former Governor Bob Ehrlich by just 10 percentage points."

What the FUCK???

"just 10"????????




Imagine a GOP lead of that size:

Governor Fucknutz has a COMMANDING 10 percent lead over his challenger." (don't even name the dem if you can avoid it.)





Arrrrgh!!!!
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:55 AM
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1. Oh yeah....They talk "commanding" even if it's a seven point lead..if you're a Repuke.
It's VERY clear that the M$M is in the tank for them. They're getting less and less shy about showing it.

If we don't have some kind of freaking media reform, we're screwed.
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A wise Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:37 AM
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9. Here in Georgia is the same...
I stopped watching the news because each commercial is rethugs rethugs rethugs.Where do they get all this money???? Nathan Deal (rethug crook) versus Roy Barnes X Dem Gov. Nathan has 10 campaign ads out on TV. Every commercial between shows is Deal Deal Deal. I'm sick of them all.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:51 AM
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10. I just turned it off as well.....The money question is quite germane...
What with "no disclosure" at play in the US Chamber of Commerce who appear to be a clearing house for all sorts of shadowy funds.

We HAVE to implement media reform...I don't have "the blueprint", but it's something progressives must attend to..It's key, IMO.

Here are some progressive arguments for the reinstatement of The Fairness Doctrine.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2053

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/02/11/harkin-we-need-th... /

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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:07 AM
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11. Tell me about it.
I'm in South Carolina, but get my TV from Disgusta. It's not just Nathan Deal that's making me sick. It's Casey Cagle and that shitbag, Johnny Issakson. The only thing that makes me sicker than seeing them on every damn commercial is that these scum of the earth are going to likely be elected/re-elected.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:55 PM
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27. The ads are a whole other issue!
Thank You, Supremes
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:56 AM
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2. Just another way corporate america tries to stop D GOTV efforts, they hope by repeating how
great the R's are doing today it will cause D's to stay home instead of going to the polls. At least this election cycle here in my state they haven't purged the voting records again like they did in 2008, I had to register 3 times, the last time I did it through the Democratic office instead of the Secretary of State as I did the first 2 times after finding out I was purged from the voter records.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:57 AM
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3. *nodding*
Edited on Tue Nov-02-10 07:09 AM by AspenRose
I don't know what we can do about it though. I'm open to suggestions for media reform activism (short of just turning it off). We don't have cable so I get most of my news online, but can still stream if I need to.

PS-O'Malley ran a good campaign. Not surprised he's winning.
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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:00 AM
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4. Angle has practically won her race with that staggering two point lead.
Maybe it's like a golf handicap or something.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:23 PM
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25. Two point lead among while people over 50.
Keep remembering that. The "likely" voter model is older white people - not minorities.
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rapmanej Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:02 AM
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5. I agree!
This is why we need the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE!!!!!

If they are not going to support the truth, then they have no right to use public airwaves.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:09 AM
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13. Yep...Media reform is essential.
and I think the Fairness Doctrine should be re-examined in light of the "new age" of multiple media outlets, etc.

Those who claim it's a "violation" of free speech need to read the Supreme Court Ruling regarding it in 1969. It's at the top of this article by FAIR that argues for it's reinstatment.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2053

Welcome to DU :hi:

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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:08 AM
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6. Stinky...who said that? TV? Newspaper? Radio?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:18 PM
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22. Local teevee anchor on the local morning show
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:30 AM
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7. IMHO, everything makes you scream, and every scream includes "FUCK" in bold type.
Ignore.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:19 PM
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23. THANK YOU
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:36 AM
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8. Or better "Governor Fucknutz has a DOUBLE DIGIT lead..."
:banghead:

I did vote this a.m. but the national nightmare brought to you by the M$M has reached hysteria levels.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:09 AM
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14. Or, that President Obama's approval is "well below 50%"
Seriously. I heard that one a couple of weeks ago. A few points is "well below" in MSM-land. And, they pay these fucks large sums of money to spew that stupidity...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:08 AM
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12. not. watching.
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:26 AM
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15. Use your controls
Just turn it off...you will feel much better
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:28 AM
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16. It is truely NAUSEATING!
:puke:
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:28 AM
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17. No matter what happens today it will be spun as a
Republican victory. The Dems could keep everything and the media will still find a way to spin it.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:32 AM
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18. The media used to make me scream, too.
Then I put them on ignore. Life is much better now. No more babbling bobble heads infiltrating my space.

:nuke: the corporate media!
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:22 PM
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30. I'm slowly getting there--I've been forced out of television news by the likes of CNN, John King,
and Joe Skank and Chrissy Capt. Superficial Matthews.
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Incognitus Czar Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:34 AM
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19. Just turn off your TV...
Just turn off your TV before your burst a blood vessel.

Don't like, then don't watch.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:38 AM
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20. Why do you think they call it the "fuckin' media"
Because it's fucked! The people with the big money who own the GOP, owns the media too. The top 2% don't have enough votes to play fair, so they cheat to win. Because they can!
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:43 AM
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21. I know!
They are so obvious and so ridiculous. If a Republican is 4-6 points behind then they talk like he/she will have a good chance to beat the Democrat. If a Democrat is ahead they gloss over it and hardly mention it. On Morning Joe this am they went through all the races like this -- talking up the Republicans. They waited to talk about CA last, spent two seconds on talking about that senate race -- looks like Boxer will prevail or something like that and didn't even mention AK.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:21 PM
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24. I heard something like that the other day on msnbc. it's like they
are instigating a fight.
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Soral Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:25 PM
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26. Chuck Todd said it best last night. A 7 point lead in a national vote is a blowout, but in....
congressional or local votes, a 7-10 point lead is really a toss up.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 12:57 PM
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28. Yesterday I heard a talking head saying
Christine O'Donnell could close that 10 point gap and win! Yesterday!

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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:03 PM
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29. Turn off your TV
Not just today, but everyday. That shit is poison. If I could block the cable news channels on my feed I would. As it is, I just avoid them. I watch the occasional baseball or hockey game, stuff on the Discovery Networks and that's about it. Everything else is movies.

I refuse to take part in anything else because, frankly, its all bullshit.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:29 PM
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31. SOS, ten years later.
Same crap in 2000: everything relating to Gore had a negative bias and if they bothered to report on Bush at all it had a positive bias. Of course there wasn't much to report on Bush since he couldn't string four words together to make a sentence.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 03:36 PM
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32. Today's Washington Pest was atrocious
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