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How Bush Did It [an OUTLINE with links of this long article]
Newsweek (via MSNBC) ^ | for November 15, 2004 | Evan Thomas

Posted on 11/07/2004 7:02:05 PM PST by Weirdad

See comments and synthesis below, which is NOT a copy-paste of the series of articles, but an outline to them with links.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bushvictory; election2004; evanthomas; kerry; newsweek
Newsweek has a very complex SERIES of articles on the campaign and election which have already been posted in excerpt form.

Often I archive the print-version text of articles, and/or paste them into Word, reformat them compactly, and print them for reading. But as someone already said, this series of articles taken together are virtually book-length.

I therefore prepared the following OUTLINE which excerpts just a small amount from the Titles and Subtitles of the series of articles. NONE of the actual article text is included.

I think that this meets fair use, including none of the body of text, while at the same time it provides a useful overview of the slant of the series of articles, with links for reading, etc. for those interested.

It is useful to me even if it gets pulled by the moderators but I hope they do not have to.

Unfortunately, the print version of this is going to be archived in many an attic around the US, with all of its slant and revisionist history included. But it's good to know what the public is consumin', and I would like to see some additional discussion about the series of articles as an overview. To me it is mainly a archival of the series of machinations that the MSM went through presented in the usual stealth liberal mode. No surprise given the reporters who contributed.


How Bush Did It

NEWSWEEK's exclusive, behind-the-scenes account of the presidential campaign.

This story is based on reporting by Eleanor Clift, Kevin Peraino, Jonathan Darman, Peter Goldman, Holly Bailey, Tamara Lipper and Suzanne Smalley. It was written by Evan Thomas.

November 15, 2004 issue.

Introduction

How Bush Did It

Exclusive: A team of NEWSWEEK reporters unveils the untold fears, secret battles and private emotions behind a historic election

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407226/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407226/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter One: The Primaries

Page 1: Fits and Starts

The Democrats: John Kerry thought the nomination was his but didn't count on Howard Dean. He made a hard charge for the finish line as Dean's campaign imploded

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406877/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406877/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: Shrum and Jordan

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406929/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406929/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: Bouncing Back From a Campaign Meltdown

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406933/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406933/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: The Dean Campaign Implodes

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407029/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407029/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter Two: Bush's Inner Circle 

Page 1: Inner Circle

The President: Bush's team was upbeat. But not everyone was sure about the race

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406880/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406880/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2:  A War President in a War Without End

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407261/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407261/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: How to Sell Bush

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407262/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6407262/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter 3: Kerry Gets Cranky

Page 1: Trench Warfare

'The Interregnum': After the primaries, Kerry was cranky and his campaign began to drift. The Bush war room wanted to 'define' him, and knew how to get under his skin

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6414892/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6414892/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: The Last of the Primaries

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415029/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415029/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: An Early Strategy Session

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415028/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415028/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: Hear the Music

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415027/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415027/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 5: 'If the rabbit runs, he'll chase it'

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415026/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415026/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 6: Kerry Campaign Drifts

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415030/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415030/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter 4: The Prison Scandal

Page 1: Teaming Up

Trail Mix: The Bush campaign tried to stay a step ahead of the bad news—and Kerry groped for a bold stroke

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6414893/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6414893/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: Bush Liked the Stump

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415457/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415457/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: The NASCAR Swing Voters

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415520/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415520/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: No All-Encompassing Theme for Kerry

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415519/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415519/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 5: A Scheming John Edwards

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415518/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415518/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 6: Shrum v. Cahill

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415517/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6415517/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter 5: The Bush Daughters

Page 1: All in the Family

On The Road: There were strains and stumbles in the Kerry camp, and the president's daughters took the stage at the convention in New York.

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420966/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420966/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: Strains and Stumbles in Kerry Camp

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421044/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421044/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: Kerry Campaign Trumped By Old Tricks

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421045/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421045/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: Bush Seeks Someone to Show His Softer Side

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421046/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421046/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 5: The Bush Twins Join the Team

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421047/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421047/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 6: The '527' Explosion

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421237/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421237/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter Six: Swift Boats

Page 1: The Vets Attack

New Battles: Underestimating the Swift Boat ads, the Kerry team suffered from their slow response. Then Bill Clinton's former aides arrived and staged a silent coup.

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420967/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420967/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: Swift Boat Attacks Reach Deep In Kerry Family

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421295/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421295/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: CBS's Dan Rather and Phony Documents

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421296/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421296/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: Stephanie Cutter Tries Karen Hughes's Style

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421297/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421297/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 5: The Ragin' Cajun Leads Charge Against Cahill, Cutter

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421298/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421298/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 6: September: Bill Clinton Weighs In

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421299/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421299/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 7: Kerry Goes on Iraq Offensive

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421300/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6421300/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter Seven: The Debates

Page 1: Face to Face

The Debates: Kerry was finally back in the game after his skillful performance.

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420968/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420968/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: The Bush Team Goes Into First Debate Cocky

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423979/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423979/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: Kerry Gets Back in the Game

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423991/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423991/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: Kerry Looks to Turn the Tables on Bush

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423992/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423992/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 5: Vice-Presidential Debate A Draw

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423993/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423993/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 6: Comeback Kerry Finishes Debates Strong

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423994/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6423994/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Chapter Eight: The Endgame

Page 1: Down to the Wire

The Endgame: In the last weeks, Rove felt 'emotional stress' about getting out the vote for Bush. And where was the 'Comeback Kerry' of campaign legend? [ and they repeat this on every page in this section ]

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420969/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6420969/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 2: Kerry Gets a Hero's Welcome In Nevada

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428913/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428913/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 3: Kerry's Daughters Upset by Cheney Nastiness

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428914/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428914/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 4: Bruce Springsteen Rocks for Kerry

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428915/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428915/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/

Page 5: Exit Polls and Final Results

Read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428916/site/newsweek/

Print: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6428916/site/newsweek/print/1/displaymode/1098/



1 posted on 11/07/2004 7:02:06 PM PST by Weirdad
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To: Weirdad

Bump for later read.


2 posted on 11/07/2004 7:04:05 PM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: Weirdad

Bump and thank you!


3 posted on 11/07/2004 7:07:44 PM PST by NetSurfer (All your provisional ballots are belong to us.)
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To: Weirdad

Nothing coming from the MSM has any validity in my opinion.


4 posted on 11/07/2004 7:08:50 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: OldFriend

Especially if it has to do with politics...but it pays to keep track of what the MSM is feeding to the masses.


5 posted on 11/07/2004 7:10:29 PM PST by Weirdad (A Free Republic, not a "democracy" (mob rule))
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To: Weirdad

Thank you. Very well organized!!


6 posted on 11/07/2004 7:13:01 PM PST by Joann37
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To: Weirdad

BTTT for later reading.


7 posted on 11/07/2004 7:18:14 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Count your blessings one by one: Bush & Cheney won! The Constitution is safe, too.)
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To: OldFriend

Ditto.


8 posted on 11/07/2004 7:19:25 PM PST by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: JanetteS

ditto


9 posted on 11/07/2004 7:21:14 PM PST by Torie
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To: Weirdad

Nice outline.

However, there is no way that the vice-presidential debate was a draw: not to any viewer with discernment. Cheney won, hands down.

Kerry's daughters upset? That is worth a whole chapter?

Springstein rocks for Kerry? If that is all Kerry had at the end, he should have lost by much more.

Read the Newsweek account with great suspicion, and with a large grain of salt!!


10 posted on 11/07/2004 7:28:36 PM PST by docbnj
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To: Weirdad
I actually bought the current Newsweek addition, and its a DAMN GOOD read.

Lets just say, even die-hard Democrats will breath a sigh of relief that the election turned out how it did, if they read it.

Kerry is portrayed as an indecisive flip-flopper (the behind the scenes flip-flops and lack of focus were EVEN WORSE than the train wreck the public was privy to) who could not make a decision on ANY issue, even the most mundane facing his campaign. "Calling a summit" was not just his strategy on foreign policy, but was how he made every decision from what the Campaign theme would be, to what he ate for breakfast in the morning. The guy was just woefully unequipped to make the tough decisions the CINC needs to make in a time of war.
11 posted on 11/07/2004 7:30:55 PM PST by The Hollywood Conservative (I can't even make a tagline because I'm a GIANT IDIOT!!!)
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To: docbnj

Exactly. (I assume you realize that these is all Newsweek's titles/subtitles, not mine.) I also was amazed at how they accorded certain happenings that seemed trival with their own "pages."


12 posted on 11/07/2004 7:48:51 PM PST by Weirdad (A Free Republic, not a "democracy" (mob rule))
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To: Weirdad

Great post. I love reading the background stuff from the election insiders. The Swift Boat stuff was wonderful. Kerry was everything we accused him of being.


13 posted on 11/07/2004 7:50:14 PM PST by ClintonBeGone (Sometimes it's OK for even a Wolverine to root for a Buckeye win.)
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To: OldFriend
Nothing coming from the MSM has any validity in my opinion.

Doesn't mean it's not interesting and informative. Surely you're intelligent enough to read an article without buying everything in it?

14 posted on 11/07/2004 7:51:40 PM PST by ClintonBeGone (Sometimes it's OK for even a Wolverine to root for a Buckeye win.)
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To: JanetteS

I guess I can read this all online and don't have to buy the magazine. ;-) But I was looking for it in 2 stores today and did not see it. Is it on the news stands yet?

I did buy Time for the first time in years. I had no idea the price was up to $3.95! Yet another good reason to boycott the old media.


15 posted on 11/07/2004 8:03:56 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: TNCMAXQ
I guess I can read this all online and don't have to buy the magazine. ;-) But I was looking for it in 2 stores today and did not see it. Is it on the news stands yet?

LOL! I've looked for it too and haven't seen it but I've heard other FReepers say they've gotten a copy. Until then I'm grateful they've actually posted all of this. It is interesting even though I don't trust half of what they say and don't believe the rest.

16 posted on 11/07/2004 8:13:35 PM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: Weirdad

bookmark


17 posted on 11/07/2004 8:21:24 PM PST by tentmaker
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To: Weirdad

I got the issue and am reading it now. While they are exposing the flip flopping disorder of Kerry all over the place, there is also talk of reporters covering for Kerry, not wanting to report his obvious missteps and the fighting going on behind the scenes with the little woman. They write about incidents where Kerry is so arrogant and rude, yet smirk about Bush calling him cocky. All it all, it a facsinating read however if you overlook the bias.


18 posted on 11/07/2004 8:28:48 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: Weirdad

Bump to read later --

THANKS for doing all of this!!!!!!!


19 posted on 11/07/2004 8:59:54 PM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: Weirdad

bump


20 posted on 11/08/2004 3:55:50 AM PST by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: Weirdad

Many thanks. I just tuned into a few links. It's almost a book from Newsweek


21 posted on 11/08/2004 4:07:01 AM PST by dennisw (G_D - against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: ClintonBeGone
I am not intelligent to know which is truth, if any, or lies.

It's not good to believe the parts that I want to believe and ignore the rest.

22 posted on 11/08/2004 5:26:13 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: Weirdad

Wow! Thanks for putting this all together.


23 posted on 11/08/2004 8:24:03 PM PST by terilyn
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