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To: albie
You wrote, "My belief in a GOP win for both houses is based on the dying numbers within the MSM."

Now that is an interesting idea, worth following up with some precision. I wonder if there is a relationship between GOP advance and MSM decline--and I'm not talking exclusively about newspapers, since the Internet has cut into hard-copy media across the board. Could one do a comparative study of, say, rise or fall of NYT circulation or CNN viewership against the rise or fall of the number of registered Republicans or self-identified conservatives over the same time period? Would such a comparison be meaningful? Would the two have a relationship?

Sorry. I've been working all night on a project, so I'm rambling, but I can't get the concept out of my head. If there is an inverse pattern--one going up, one going down--then it might prove useful.
8 posted on 11/01/2006 2:45:08 AM PST by Rembrandt_fan
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To: Rembrandt_fan
"Now that is an interesting idea, worth following up with some precision. I wonder if there is a relationship between GOP advance and MSM decline--and I'm not talking exclusively about newspapers, since the Internet has cut into hard-copy media across the board. Could one do a comparative study of, say, rise or fall of NYT circulation or CNN viewership against the rise or fall of the number of registered Republicans or self-identified conservatives over the same time period? Would such a comparison be meaningful? Would the two have a relationship?"

I don't think so. Remember that the Reagan Revolution happened 20 years ago when the MSM had 100% total, lockstep grip on all media.

However, I believe that now, as online and alternative news sources continue to rise, you will find not more Republicans but more Democrats become centrist. Because the Dems will not let their party fall into 30% obscurity. They will stay at 45-50% by moving to the center. And such would be very significant.

28 posted on 11/01/2006 6:22:38 AM PST by tom h
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