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How Obama Got Elected
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 1, 2008 | Interview By Jamie Glazov

Posted on 12/01/2008 2:32:22 AM PST by Cindy

INTERVIEW SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is John Ziegler, a former talk show host who is the director of the documentary Blocking 'The Path to 9/11’. He is now working on a new project, HowObamaGotElected.

FP: John Ziegler, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

Ziegler: Thanks. It has been a weird and rather rough time.

FP: Why has it been weird and rough?

Ziegler: Well, when I released the Zogby poll of Obama voters I never anticipated the level of outright hatred and irrationality that would be unleashed on me. I spent most of that week deleting nasty e-mail from my inbox just so I could keep receiving e-mail.

FP: I’d like to talk to you about that poll today.

Let’s start with your forthcoming documentary on the media coverage of the election "Media Malpractice...How Obama Got Elected." You’ve also produced a video of Obama voters on election day being asked simple questions about the election. What’s it all about?

Ziegler: This is a film that I knew several months ago just HAD to get made and that I was the right person and maybe the only person who would and could do it correctly. It will tell the story of how the news media went to unprecedented lengths to help the Obama campaign from the start of the primary season right to the election. As part of that project I interviewed twelve Obama voters on election day and tried to understand how that distorted media coverage impacted what they knew, or thought that they knew about the campaign.

What I found was so incredibly astonishing that I decided to make a web video of the responses and commission a scientific nationwide Zogby poll of Obama voters to see if these results were representative of a broader reality and we found that they absolutely were.

We put the video and polling information at www.HowObamaGotElected.com and it has been a smash hit on the internet with the video getting well over one million views in less than a week."

Read More at Link...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008polls; acorn; bho2008; bo; coldcallersfromgaza; democrats; documentary; election2008; elections2008; foreigndonations; glazov; howobamagotelected; internet; johnziegler; mediamalpractice; moviereview; obama; partisanmedia; pathto911; ziegler; zogby
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1 posted on 12/01/2008 2:32:23 AM PST by Cindy
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ADDITIONAL LINKS:

http://www.johnziegler.com/
http://www.blockingthepath.com/
http://www.howobamagotelected.com/


2 posted on 12/01/2008 2:33:53 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Brokaw, let me say it for you,

America!
punkd Pictures, Images and Photos
Tom Brokaw & Sydney Pictures, Images and Photos


Our National Security, The Economy, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Are No Joke to Most Americans

Punk'd Pictures, Images and Photos

Thank you Media, for the Fraudulent, One-Sided, Election of 2008
3 posted on 12/01/2008 2:34:44 AM PST by Son House (Mr. Øbama, Your Tax Increases Are Decreasing Job Opportunities)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson; backhoe; piasa

Ping.


4 posted on 12/01/2008 2:35:22 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; backhoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8

“How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters”

VIDEO DESCRIPTION - Quote:

November 16, 2008
(less info)

www.HowObamaGotElected.com looks at how media coverage of the 2008 election impacted what Obama voters knew (or thought they knew) about the campaign.

Category: News & Politics
Tags: obama media voters interviews documentary commentary analysis news


5 posted on 12/01/2008 2:38:12 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; All
Howard Stern: Sal Interviews Obama Supporters in Harlem
[Caution: F-word used occasionally]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5p3OB6roAg
6 posted on 12/01/2008 2:42:18 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Son House

Willfully ignorant people are just as guilty as the left-leaning creative “reporters”, in my opinion.


7 posted on 12/01/2008 2:51:11 AM PST by Cindy
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To: ETL

Thank you for the aditional link ETL.


8 posted on 12/01/2008 2:51:40 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

stepping back in time...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2123470/posts?page=57#57


9 posted on 12/01/2008 2:59:09 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

The super delegate craziness helped but ACORN has a big impact as well.

Wonder if the hate directed at the pollster will deter him from getting at the truth as to how O got elected.


10 posted on 12/01/2008 3:04:08 AM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2133951/posts

“How Obama Got Elected”
American Sentinel ^ | November 17, 2008 | Michael Eden
Posted on November 17, 2008 7:21:28 PM PST by Michael Eden


11 posted on 12/01/2008 3:10:46 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

A proper side-by-side comparison should have been given, instead we live with the stupidity of an uninformed choice of those 52% that were Punk’d out by the Media bias


12 posted on 12/01/2008 3:11:01 AM PST by Son House (Mr. Øbama, Your Tax Increases Are Decreasing Job Opportunities)
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To: Carley

“Wonder if the hate directed at the pollster will deter him...”

That’s a good question.


13 posted on 12/01/2008 3:12:52 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Son House

I understand Son House and this is what good honest voters will be up against the next presidential election.

I started this thread for archival purposes only, really.


14 posted on 12/01/2008 3:14:34 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

bookmark for later.


15 posted on 12/01/2008 3:18:02 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: IrishCatholic

Me too.


16 posted on 12/01/2008 3:20:06 AM PST by youturn (I'm learning to draw a fish. I suggest you do too.)
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To: Cindy
How did Oinkbama win???

A number of things converged to a perfect storm.

Having a spectacularly bad candidate chosen for us by dems and independants didn't help.

Having an idiot sitting president who just sat there letting libs vilify him for eight years and just sat there and took it sure as hell didn't help. The idea of turning the other cheek depends on a certain set of assumptions, mainly that the other person is capable of learning something from the example, and is problematical at best; in American politics, it is a formula for disaster.

Having an entire generation of American youth totally brainwashed didn't help. Nobody can hope to prevail in any sort of a culture war while sending their children off to the enemy for indoctrination. The NEA and the govt. school monopoly must be broken before conservatives can ever prosper again.

But the biggest factor was John (the "Maverick"(TM)) McCain having his Ross Perot moment with the bailout. The American voting public will not elect somebody they view as a flake to the whitehouse.

17 posted on 12/01/2008 3:22:55 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Cindy
I can't help but think about all those hateful things Republicans said and expounded upon during the campaign. You know...when Palin was called out for being mean...for telling the truth about 0bama/Biden.

Look folks, this should raise the stakes. The other side got out the vote, but failed to educate the voter. If we want control of congress back we've got to get people educated about their own political party. I'd say if these folks learned something about their own representatives they might not remain democrats.

I for one would like to see a similar survey completed about Republican voters. We might learn why there is such a thing as a swing voter and what we need to do to keep them loyal republicans.

We can poke fun at this stuff, but the reality is it isn't really funny. They knew more about the smears of Palin than they did about their own party.

Who ran the smear campaign?
We need to stop being scared of being label by the left.

18 posted on 12/01/2008 3:26:09 AM PST by EBH ( Directive 10-289)
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To: Cindy

Simple. He got elected cause there are more taxtakers then taxpayers.


19 posted on 12/01/2008 3:31:11 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: Cindy

One woman of my acquaintance said she didn’t like Palin. (A big fat lie.) She voted for Obama because she has a son, who, at 6, is well nigh uncontrollable — attention deficit syndrome. She must lie awake night wondering how her family will pay for his medical care, and so saw Obama as the answer to her prayers. The irony is, of course, that there won’t be enough money to pay for her son when the Great One implements socialized medicine.


20 posted on 12/01/2008 3:42:30 AM PST by hershey
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To: Cindy

Reporters give news a bad name.


21 posted on 12/01/2008 3:43:13 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Yes and thank you Vaduz.
You do have a way with words.


22 posted on 12/01/2008 3:47:26 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; All

There actually are several ways to look at it, and they aren’t mutually exclusive when you stop to ponder them:

1- better “branding.” Obama was marketed like a soft drink.

2- more money. I’ve seen sources claiming he raised nearly a billion dollars. While Cap’n Queeg hobbled himself. ( My moratorium on calling the little SOB that is suspended for the duration, or we turn into Venezuela- whichever comes first ... )

3- Ophra-ized voters. Yes, we have become American Idol and Survivor! as a nation. With the worst features of both shows. Yes, the TV and the schools are responsible— but we let it happen, didn’t we?


23 posted on 12/01/2008 3:49:47 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Cindy

The Dems should be rebranded. “If you’re Stupid, vote Dem” etc.


24 posted on 12/01/2008 3:52:44 AM PST by plenipotentiary (Free the Oil, Topple the Saudis. Confiscate Putins money. Disconnect Siberia.)
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To: backhoe

Thank you backhoe and nodding my head in agreement except for 1 itty bitty part of your post, “...but we let it happen, didn’t we?”

I did not let that happen.

Political correctness and willful ignorance DID allow that to happen.


25 posted on 12/01/2008 3:53:24 AM PST by Cindy
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To: hershey

You should also remind your friend of the Marxist tenet regarding ‘useless eaters’ which means that under a totalitarian system, those who do not contribute significantly to society are purged from society.


26 posted on 12/01/2008 4:01:33 AM PST by ByteMercenary (9-11: supported everywhere by followers of the the cult of islam.)
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To: trooprally

For future reference


27 posted on 12/01/2008 4:02:02 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: screaminsunshine

That’s part of it, for sure.


28 posted on 12/01/2008 4:05:19 AM PST by Cindy
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To: EBH
The other side got out the vote, but failed to educate the voter.

I disagree, they did educated the voter. They used the typical liberal tactics; biased reporting, intimidation of critics, using misleading or even blatantly false talking points over and over. Yep they educated the voter alright!

29 posted on 12/01/2008 4:11:51 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Cindy

DemonRAT voters are stupid? Who knew?


30 posted on 12/01/2008 4:17:18 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Cindy
Thank you backhoe and nodding my head in agreement except for 1 itty bitty part of your post, “...but we let it happen, didn’t we?” I did not let that happen. Political correctness and willful ignorance DID allow that to happen.

Naturally, I didn't mean you, I, and the others here- I meant "us" collectively, as a country.

Around here, the school boards drive taxes, and everything else- it's "all for the children," and I've fought them for decades.

But, if you oppose any of their grandiose schemes, "You hate my Kids! And I Hate You!"

DamifIknow what you can accomplish in the face of that.

31 posted on 12/01/2008 4:19:42 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Cindy

Bump for later read.


32 posted on 12/01/2008 4:29:28 AM PST by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: backhoe

I hear you.


33 posted on 12/01/2008 4:32:50 AM PST by Cindy
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To: backhoe
1- better “branding.” Obama was marketed like a soft drink.

You aren't kidding !!!


34 posted on 12/01/2008 4:34:08 AM PST by TheCipher
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To: TheCipher

Thanks- I’ll save that.


35 posted on 12/01/2008 4:35:01 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Son House

You’re blaming your televisions? Why can’t we just accept the fact that we don’t live in a very well informed or productive society. We didn’t need to elect a President, we needed a social worker, which is basically what we got. To be honest, I felt more helpless as a military officer deployed to the desert when Clinton was elected...but I voted with my feet and resigned. If you live in a blue state, you can decide to continue subsidizing the welfare state, or you can stand up for what you believe in and move. If you are a business owner-go global, downsize, better yet hire a veteran who agrees with you. If you can find solace in blaming television than you are MUCH better off than a lot of us.


36 posted on 12/01/2008 4:37:54 AM PST by BenWAHH
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To: Cindy
A demonstrably biased and dummied-down MSM, itself spewing meaningless generalities, saw no problem with a demonstrably biased and radically populist candidate spewing meaningless generalities... so they promoted him... overtly, continuously, shamelessly.

THAT'A how the ‘Mr. “I Hate America” Candidate’ became President-elect.

37 posted on 12/01/2008 5:00:56 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: SMARTY

DOn’t forget, the Obama campaign won Advertising Week’s “Ad Campaign of the Year” prize, the first time it was ever won by a political campaign.

I read an interview with David Axelrod, his campaign manager, who said that they did focus groups during the primaries and tested the results in a couple of counties. When they tried to present Obama on the basis of ideas, that is, a rational approach, he lost; when they presented him on the basis of slogans and images, that is, an emotional approach, he won. Hillary was out there thinking it was a contest between ideas, while he was being sold by a very different type of campaign.

The same applied during the general campaign. We may have snickered at the faux Presidential seal and the Greek columns and the dreamy photos of The One, but the Oprah crowd luved it.


38 posted on 12/01/2008 5:07:28 AM PST by livius
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To: wendy1946
The NEA and the govt. school monopoly must be broken before conservatives can ever prosper again.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I've been championing this idea since I joined Free Republic.

We absolutely **must** work to get our kids out of government schools, offer free conservative alternatives to all the children in America, and shut every Marxist government indoctrination camp down.

The Alinsky types had this figured out decades ago. Go for the children. If the hearts and minds of the children are won then Marxist dominated elections will follow.

39 posted on 12/01/2008 5:17:00 AM PST by wintertime
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To: wendy1946

.......The NEA and the govt. school monopoly must be broken before conservatives can ever prosper again......

Fear this. Last week, the teachers union announced it would attempt to organize the teachers in the local nationally rated but non union school system.

The dead body is still warm. The assault is on


40 posted on 12/01/2008 5:20:53 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Save America......... put out lots of waferin)
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To: Son House

Time for the other 48% to absolutely boycott, stop watching, listening, etc,

to the MSM and the 0bamunist media.


41 posted on 12/01/2008 5:24:41 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Cindy

“Willfully ignorant people are just as guilty as the left-leaning creative “reporters”, in my opinion.”

That is an interesting statement. We hear a lot about the “dumbing down of America” and that our schools have become indoctrination centers. While all of this may be true, I think it goes much deeper than that. The term “Couch
Potato” has been coined to describe a lazy person. Laziness is more than physical inactivity, it can also manifest itself as mental inactivity. This gets us to sloth, one of the deadly sin, being a contributing factor in Sen. Obama’s election.

Merriam-webster defines sloth as ... a: disinclination to action or labor : indolence b: spiritual apathy and inactivity. We will have to regain our moral footing if we are to remain “That Shining City on the Hill”. The statements from some of our “so called” spiritual leaders show that we have a long way to go.


42 posted on 12/01/2008 5:35:05 AM PST by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: Cindy

He got the most votes.


43 posted on 12/01/2008 5:40:12 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Cindy

bookmark


44 posted on 12/01/2008 5:45:04 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Vaduz
Reporters give news a bad name.
Of course - but then, news deserves a bad name. "News" is only the latest rumor. There is nothing intrinsically noble about being "up to date" on "the news."

45 posted on 12/01/2008 6:00:48 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (We already HAVE a fairness doctrine. It's called, "the First Amendment." Accept no substitute.)
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To: livius
“...the Oprah crowd luved it”

Something tells me he didn't have to exert himself to win votes from the ‘Oprah crowd’.

All the effort and expense was directed at the white voters that he had to draw away from McCain. It worked with them because he targeted the young, ill-educated, television-addicted losers and lazy loafers who think the ‘government’ owes them and who will always be there thinking they really can get something for nothing!!!

AKA: ‘Useful Idiots’- Good luck throwing entitlements down that s&^hole!!!

46 posted on 12/01/2008 6:35:59 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: wendy1946

Cindy—You Nailed it.
Obama won because of Four factors:
1. Bush and his RINO ways and a silly war trying to make Iraq
in to a democracy.
2. A knuckheaded “maverick” like John McCain to lead the party
3. The MSM flawing for the “new black” dream boy.
4. The Economy that failed at just the right time.

The media must be made to pay if Obama screws up—Don’t worry Obama will exact a revenge for us when he doesn’t govern as people expect. Look for no news briefings or access.


47 posted on 12/01/2008 8:06:53 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: wintertime

It’s late in the day on this one. If we don’t break the NEA stranglehold in the next ten years, nothing else we do will matter.


48 posted on 12/01/2008 8:55:04 AM PST by varmintman
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To: Cindy

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49 posted on 12/01/2008 9:08:38 AM PST by TwoSue
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To: varmintman

This goes far deeper than the NEA.

We must get our children out of the government schools.

We must offer tuition free conservative private school alternatives to all children in the U.S.

We must work to shut down all government schools.

If we don’t do this it is as you say. Nothing else will matter.


50 posted on 12/01/2008 9:44:35 AM PST by wintertime
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