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Media Favoritism May Be Hurting Obama
American Spectator, by J.T. Young

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Posted By:garnet, 11/2/2012 6:12:44 AM

This election's X-factor may be a gift to Romney from the mainstream media. It is the suppression of public expression of support for him. However, while pre-election polls may not have been fully recording it, Election Day may finally capture Romney's true support level for the first time -- to Obama's ultimate detriment. If this theory of media-suppressed Romney support sounds unlikely, think again. The enormous fluidity of Independents' support has been the hallmark of the last two national elections. In 2008, Obama carried Independents 51% to 43%, en route to a 6.3% popular vote victory margin over McCain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: country boy, 11/2/2012 6:30:29 AM     (No. 8981489)

I've never been able to watch obama on TV, even when he was running against Hillary. For me, listening to him was like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

But for folks who like that winy, scolding tone, rambling on about nothing, obama must be getting pretty old. Time for somebody new. Time for Mitt Romney.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 11/2/2012 6:35:01 AM     (No. 8981493)

I think there's a downside to the skewed polls.. the media believe that they can influence people to vote for barry, but the opposite can also be true. Barry's on the fence supporters won't show up to vote if they think their votes aren't needed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sinic, 11/2/2012 7:11:34 AM     (No. 8981545)

I've always believed that there's a "Silent Majority"...they're usually in hibernation, suddenly waking up when they feel government tugging at their wallet...then they open it up to find it empty.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beca, 11/2/2012 7:15:05 AM     (No. 8981547)

i agree #3 there are alot of the silent majority that will really pour out of their homes to vote..plus more christians will vote this time.....i have said for months this will be a huge victory for romney....i pray every day I AM RIGHT

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nina584, 11/2/2012 7:32:31 AM     (No. 8981572)

Stop watching the media.They are almost bankrupt .They just need aush over the edge!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/2/2012 7:53:07 AM     (No. 8981608)

If there is any justice, it will end him and his administration.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: plumnellie, 11/2/2012 8:00:25 AM     (No. 8981623)

Not listening to any pundits or reading any conservative writers who are not positive. Am praying and voting. That is the best I can do. Wrote a letter to editor of our town paper in favor of R/R. I urge all to do this. My letter just asked questions. Do you want four more years of leading from behing: Benghezi,etc. Do you want the largest tax in history to take effect. Do you want incompetent party guy in White House? etc. You can also write letters. Is better than doing nothing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/2/2012 9:16:31 AM     (No. 8981792)

People know the conclusions that the media want them to reach. They also know the answers they are supposed to give. For both reasons, they may still be giving that answer to pollsters now, suppressing Romney's support.

In other words, the Bradley Effect is in play.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/2/2012 10:01:44 AM     (No. 8981928)

I call 'em what they are: the Prostitute Press... they won't like it. They do like being called Elite, Mainstream, Legacy, even Drive By (hat tip to Limbaugh) evokes a certain danger that pleases them. They are nothing but a bunch of prostitutes for the forces arrayed against this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/2/2012 11:05:09 AM     (No. 8982141)

Rush's whole schtick in the beginning was, "I'll tell you the news and what to think about it." He combined with it a persona of pomposity and arrogance.

I didn't 'get it' until I read his first book, The Way Things Ought To Be. In it he skewered the likes of Peter Jennings, Dan Rather and the rest of the baritone-voiced, network anchor blowhards and their straight left 'reporting'.

Fast foreward to today's flailing coverup by the media. Benghazi is likely to be the Mt. Vesuvius that covers the media's Pompei with hot ash.



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