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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 04:48 PM
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209. If networks had nothing to hide, they would give Conyers the raw exit polls
The news networks cooked the exit polls to match the Karl Rove numbers because the Bush FCC had promised to go to court to fight for administrative rule changes to federal media ownership guidelines which a lower court had struck down. Viacom, the Tribune Co. and Fox needed those changes to be in compliance with the law. The NYT and others just wanted them. Kerry had criticized those changes.

It was in the financial best interest of the corporate media for Bush to stay in office.

The sad part was the day after Bush was sworn in for a second term, Michael Powell, retiring FCC chair and son of Colin Powell made it clear how Rove had persuaded the MSM---and rubbed their noses in the dirt--by announcing in the WaPo that the administration was dropping the federal appeals of the lower court ruling. The networks would get nothing in exchange for cooking the exit polls.

The networks' responses to Katrina---blaming it on the Bush administration---can be traced directly to their anger at having been used. If they were happy with Bush, they would have found a way to blame it all on NOLA instead. They did a great job of sucking up to Bush between 2001-2004 when they thought there was something in it for them.
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