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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:25 AM
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Things that are said on MSNBC that make you go "What the Fuck?"
Chick Toad and his fair haired sidekick/straightwoman, Savannah Guthrie, were talking with Politico's marble mouthed Jonathan Martin about the Alaska senate race. They show Murkowski up, then Miller, then McAdams. Lots of trends and tracks and %%% signs. After they make the case that McAdams can only win if a slice of green cheese falls out of the moon in a perfect wedge, they tell us:

"It is almost impossible to get an accurate poll in Alaska."

They then go one to tell us why that is. They conclude that none of the polls are meaningful and that, really, the race's outcome is anyone's guess.

So ....... uh ...... WHY THE FUCK DID YOU TELL US THE DEMOCRAT WAS A DEAD ON LOCK TO LOSE AND THAT LISA WOULD WIN?????? Do we *really* appear that stupid?
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:34 AM
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1. I agree, Mr. Stinky.
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 09:35 AM by Denninmi
Some of the things that I've seen recently boggle my mind. It seems that we truly are in '1984' territory when it comes to truth and accuracy in the media.

I clicked over to Politico last night to check out their polling results page RE the House. I had read a couple of posts here on DU that made me curious about what that particular site might be saying.

So, of course, the main gist of their polling is the standard "Republicans Sweep The House based on the following results."

The only problem is, of all of the house races that Politico was keeping on the "watch list" or whatever, the vast majority of the polls they cited were OLD. Like August and September. A few of the polls were from early October.

WTF is right. We're going to take OLD polls, that give us the results WE WANT, and then post them as gospel. Now, granted, I can see a site like Poltico with an agenda doing this. But, the nominally "neutral" media is doing the same thing.

This election has REALLY opened my eyes about the death of any shred of objectivity in 99% of the media. Right wing lap dogs. I used to think that most of the major news organizations did a relatively good job staying objective. Not any more.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:18 AM
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2. Wonder if they realize how pathetic they are?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:01 PM
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3. They most assuredly do not. nt
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:15 PM
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5. in the words of Carlin: "They don't care...they just don't care."
They are getting paid and if shilling for the man gets them paid, they don't care how pathetic or how much of a public disservice that they happen to provide at the man's bidding. Just hand them a check to cash and they are golden.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:16 PM
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4. Heh. I.e., "Everything we've been blathering about is BS"
Man, what a waste of air those two are.
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