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Media elite just don't understand feelings of the majority
St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 10, 2004 | Letters to the Editor

Posted on 11/10/2004 1:00:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

As the depth of President Bush's victory became apparent last week, I wondered exactly how the Democratic Party would spin the results. Although the DNC itself has been somewhat reserved, its spinmeisters in the press have been in full throat. Many of these nationally recognized editorialists have become completely unhinged by Bush's victory; some actually accusing those us who voted for the president as being part of an American religious jihad.

This broad-brush swipe at conseratives just shows the inability of the media elite to understand not only why they lost this election, but also why they will continue to lose at the national level for years to come. They truly do not understand what a majority of Americans feel in their gut.

There are many conseratives like myself. Although we rarely go to church, we certainly identify with many of values that our church-going brethren espouse. We are not bigoted because we disagree with same-sex marriage. We are not intolerant because we believe that life begins at conception. We are not monsters because we understand the value of ridding the world of tyrants, regardless of how the French feel about it.

It is fitting justice that this president was re-elected despite the efforts of the media, Hollywood, and Eastern establishment elites. Many of us feel vindicated by the defeat of these groups that still look down their noses at "fly over" country. It's time that they take a long hard look at themselves. They are the true minority.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; bushhaters; bushwins; forgeddocuments; hoaxednewsitems; liberalelites; liberals; media; mediabias; morals; msm; religion; values; zogbyism
That sums it up nicely.
1 posted on 11/10/2004 1:00:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, yeah, but I mean...are they just now figuring that out?


2 posted on 11/10/2004 1:05:07 AM PST by dsc (LIBERALS: If we weren't so darned civilized, there'd be a bounty on them.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To put it bluntly, the mainstream media believe their own BS.

They cannot even comprehend another viewpoint. Such it is when they edit copy using the liberal style guide.


3 posted on 11/10/2004 1:05:19 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


We are not the far right,by and large we are the center. This shows how FAR LEFT the dems have gone, they think the middle is far right.


4 posted on 11/10/2004 1:07:00 AM PST by elizabetty
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

good article.....maybe us here in 'fly-over' land should purge and ban these COASTAL-MSM OUTLETS and MEDIA conglomeRATS that all carry the same message.

HENCEFORTH, We 'fly-overs" shall deem them unworthy messengers and PURGE, DENY, EXTINGUISH their LIBERAL agenda...just like JOHN KERRY did with his OWN BOOK "THE NEW SOLDIER".


5 posted on 11/10/2004 1:09:10 AM PST by no_mm
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The MainScumMedia understand nothing but the script put in front of them (if even that).


6 posted on 11/10/2004 1:23:48 AM PST by ChefKeith (Life is GREAT with CoCo..........NASCAR...everything else is just a game!(Except War & Love))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I'm thinking the smart thing to do would be to make sure we keep copies of all of the trash they are spewing to bring up again during the next election cycle.


7 posted on 11/10/2004 1:27:05 AM PST by GoLightly
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"They are the true minority."

The people around us who are leftists are members of the media, academia, radical feminists organizations, the gay movement, and the environmentalists, of course, in addition to the Hollywood elites. People in the vast Heartland of America are sick of the "fringes" ruling through the courts to effect the will of the minority on the majority. It has never has worked throughout history and it will not work now. The silent majority has finally become alarmed enough to begin to stand up and be counted.
The one thing I have observed about the left is that they are exhititionists and they think if they throw ridiculous immature tantrums and make ridiculous remarks, then, the majority will become uncomfortable and let them have their way as though no election ever occurred. Well, 9/11 changed everything and the majority will not cave in this time.


8 posted on 11/10/2004 1:30:58 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: elizabetty

I agree with you. I think the majority are in the middle and that we split into 'rational' groups of the more traditional and the progressive. The dems seem to be now governed by the totally left radical groups whereas I really think the Republicans have conservatives under the umbrella but are more governed by the traditional rather than extreme conservatives.


9 posted on 11/10/2004 1:31:18 AM PST by Ruth C (learn to analyze rationally and extrapolate consequences ... you might become a conservative)
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To: jazzlite
The National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association

Society of Environmental Journalists

National Association of Black Journalists

10 posted on 11/10/2004 2:05:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: weegee

They're dumb, lazy and biased.


11 posted on 11/10/2004 2:06:33 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: elizabetty
....This shows how FAR LEFT the dems have gone, they think the middle is far right.

Bump!

12 posted on 11/10/2004 2:07:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: no_mm

Uses for newspapers:

Wrap fish

Line birdcages

kindle fires

wipe windows


13 posted on 11/10/2004 2:11:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ChefKeith
The last election showed how coordinated the msm and the Democratic Party is.
14 posted on 11/10/2004 2:12:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: GoLightly

That would be a monumental task.


15 posted on 11/10/2004 2:13:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dsc
The msm is running to the defense of their party and REALLY pissing off the electorate.
16 posted on 11/10/2004 2:15:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess you figured out that polishing widows with with this is good : ). (Not many people know about this virtue) But, yes this does work!


17 posted on 11/10/2004 2:19:29 AM PST by DooDahhhh
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To: DooDahhhh

I never knew that widows went in for that sort of thing. :o)


18 posted on 11/10/2004 2:22:24 AM PST by GoLightly
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To: DooDahhhh

My mother-in-law educated me on window washing.

Ha!


19 posted on 11/10/2004 2:24:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

True, but some tasks are worth the effort, since you know we're gonna be looking for the stuff to counter the new improved versions of themselves that they're gonna come up with.


20 posted on 11/10/2004 2:24:48 AM PST by GoLightly
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To: GoLightly

Yeah, they do! You have not tried it?


21 posted on 11/10/2004 2:26:08 AM PST by DooDahhhh
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To: GoLightly
A keyword search should have us tripping over media bias.

The main stream media is discredited, just as public schools are discredited.

Education and journalism are the left's bully pulpit.
22 posted on 11/10/2004 2:28:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DooDahhhh

I was er, giving you a tiny nudge about yer spelling, not that I'm one to talk. :o)


23 posted on 11/10/2004 2:30:36 AM PST by GoLightly
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ah, The St. Pete Times. Must be killing them to report Bush won.

By the way, my "free" St. Pete Times Sunday edition showed up on the day they endorsed Kerry, and I continued to get a free edition of the Times for the next two Sundays as they put forth their reasons to vote for Kerry and all things Democrat.

Then suddenly, this past Sunday (after Bush had won the election)...no more free Times waiting for me in my driveway, LOL.

Were they trying to influence the election, of course...but my measure of whom to vote for has always been to vote for the opponent of whomever they endorse.


24 posted on 11/10/2004 2:30:41 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I'm not talking about the media bias, so much as I'm talking about the left planning on faking a "moral" message.


25 posted on 11/10/2004 2:34:37 AM PST by GoLightly
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To: GoLightly

My "n" is stuck! lol


26 posted on 11/10/2004 2:49:53 AM PST by DooDahhhh
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To: dawn53

Hey!

I thought the St. Petersburg Times only gave free deliveries when the sun didn't shine!


27 posted on 11/10/2004 2:58:52 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: elizabetty

"We are not the far right,by and large we are the center. This shows how FAR LEFT the dems have gone, they think the middle is far right."

Yeah, I've thought that for a long time.

Another thing that means is that the situation boils down to, the left against the rest of us. If you're not a leftist, they regard you as an enemy, and it can be counterproductive to worry whether somebody is "too far" to the right.

The left has long held, "No enemies to the left."

We, on the other hand, fly into a fine tizzy any time somebody gets too extreme.

You know what I mean by "too extreme," right? That means they really, strongly oppose the left.


28 posted on 11/10/2004 3:03:53 AM PST by dsc (LIBERALS: If we weren't so darned civilized, there'd be a bounty on them.)
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To: GoLightly
And fake them they do.

Their "morals" are all about feeling your pain and then demanding you fork over your money so the government can help themselves to a huge chunk.

They're motto: "How can we fool them today."

Too bad such a large number of Americans buy their caring bs. The sickening sweet "news you can use" is a good example of how msm believes average Americans are morons.

The constant politically correct mantra they've been spewing for so long has lulled a lot of Americans into their wrong way of thinking.

This election will snap a lot of people out of their stupor.
29 posted on 11/10/2004 3:05:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That was the Evening Independent, their afternoon paper, actually.

They did away with the afternoon edition years ago, and I think they also did away with their "sun doesn't shine" policy.

Now they only give them away when they want to influence the election, LOL.


30 posted on 11/10/2004 3:05:47 AM PST by dawn53
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To: GoLightly

They're = their


31 posted on 11/10/2004 3:08:14 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dawn53

What a pity.

That would mean they're giving away a lot more papers.

The Washington Post has a deal where you get the paper FREE all week and just pay $1.00 for the Sunday edition.

They have to get their propaganda out there, even if it means giving it away.


32 posted on 11/10/2004 3:10:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DooDahhhh
The image of shining bereaved women with newspaper was too delicious for me to resist, I'm afraid.

So, you have a sticky "n", eh? I know that feeling. I'm afraid I abuse keyboards terribly. My latest is a cordless, wireless model. I spilled a bunch of soda in it when it was less than a week old. Thank goodness pouring mass quantities of alcohol in it & letting it dry out for a couple of days worked. That was months ago.

About a week ago a couple of my keys started to act strange. I halfway took the thing apart & found some little broken plastic thingy wedged where it didn't belong, so after removing it, I reassembled & most of the idiosyncrasies have stopped. It's still not quite right, but there is something just wrong about a keyboard's first set of batteries lasting longer than the keyboard.

33 posted on 11/10/2004 11:04:13 AM PST by GoLightly
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This election will snap a lot of people out of their stupor.

I hope that is the case, but I'm afraid there are too many of us with the attention spans & memories of gnats. It's why I think it might be a good idea to collect the instances where they've let their masks down.

They're openly showing their future strategy right now. Someone needs to keep copies of the "Jesusland" maps to hang around the necks of blue staters who try to speak the language of faith.

34 posted on 11/10/2004 11:23:29 AM PST by GoLightly
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