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CNN Hammering The Akin Story Home Every 15 Minutes Now
Vanity | 8-21-11 | TCRLAF

Posted on 08/21/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf

It's like it's the ONLY news happening on the entire planet. Anyone else noticing this?

They are spending 3 minutes of every 15 on this, and have been, all morning.

CBS Evening News devoted a FULL EIGHT MINUTES to this last night.


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Anatomy of a Mainstream Media Smear Job
1 posted on 08/21/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Same with NPR this morning.

Yes, I listen to what the enemy says in the morning. Helps get my blood flowing ... er, boiling.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: tcrlaf

hopefully their coverage today will help Akin see the light and get OUT.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: tcrlaf

The media is just doing its job. The overall, strategic vision of the media is to do what it can to enhance liberal / democrat / Obama’s re-election chances.

What, you thought it was to share the news?


4 posted on 08/21/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: tcrlaf

Why not, FReepers are happily cheering them on.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tcrlaf

And Buzzfeed is reporting Akin campaign just made a 8-22 thru 8-27 ad buy.

If true he’s staying in.

Just Wow...


6 posted on 08/21/2012 8:40:33 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: tcrlaf

It’s been the top story hourly story on the local and national newsbreaks here in Maine too.

This will be the front page news mantra of the next few months and he will be pegged the poster child for the “Republican’s War On Women”. They’re probably making the ads now. This is no longer a statewide issue.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 8:41:07 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: MNlurker

What could he possibly say ?


8 posted on 08/21/2012 8:41:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: MNlurker

If true this will be the news from now until election day.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 8:42:12 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tcrlaf

Its the “War on Woman” narrative brought back for an encore.

It is an idiotic phrase, but it is simple and easily repeated.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: tsowellfan

It’s difficult to swim against a tsunami.

While the MSM are fading, the journ0lists are still a significant factor when teamed with Democrat strategists.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tcrlaf

CNN is mild compared to the Non-Stop of MSNBC yesterday and today.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: tcrlaf

Democrats and liberals rally around misspeak. Republicans wash their hands and capitulate to liberal group think out of fear.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

My bad seems to be about the only thing...


14 posted on 08/21/2012 8:45:05 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Qwackertoo

I hope so too. But I am fearfull that Akin has a big “political ego” and thinks he’s clever enough to spin this so he can still win. If Akin doesn’t withdrawl soon enough the Republicans might not have a nominee.

Does anyone know if you can be a petition canidate if you ran in the primary in MO? I think he not only wrecked his political career he may cost us the Senate in that he allowed the left to take the focus off the Economy and onto Rape/Abortion.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: nascarnation

I suppose we can focus on the House and the WH. Why attempt to swim against a tsunami that your own team is creating?


16 posted on 08/21/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tcrlaf

Followed by a bunch of Gop Reps. skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee!


17 posted on 08/21/2012 8:46:05 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: All

You can shoot up a Family Research Council office while holding a Chick-Fil-A bag and not get near the coverage.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 8:46:56 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: PGR88
Its the “War on Woman” narrative brought back for an encore.

It's been made easier for them to do so by some fool who said womens' reproductive systems have a smart feature that prevents pregnancy in the case of forcible rape. Losses need to be cut here, which is in dispute because apparently a lot of people agree with him.

19 posted on 08/21/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: tcrlaf

Big deal!

CNN ratings are in the toilet. MSNBC isnt taken seriously.

NPR audience are left-wingers.

Let them hyperventilate.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mmichaels1970
You can shoot up a Family Research Council office while holding a Chick-Fil-A bag and not get near the coverage.

Yup. But they're on their way out. They're just too relevant this election year but not as powerful as the last.

21 posted on 08/21/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tcrlaf

Akin needs to get and wear one of those neck braces like Kennedy did after Chappaquiddick.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tcrlaf
I think Rush returns today...and this subject is a mine field for him. Lord help us.
23 posted on 08/21/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: jakerobins

I heard on the radio this morning that Dems had been donating millions to his campaign and that the deadline for him to drop out is close of business today.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 8:50:33 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: tcrlaf

Ask George Allen, Macaca lives!


25 posted on 08/21/2012 8:51:15 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: tcrlaf

Well, they certainly didn’t cover the Chick-Fil-A revolution like this. Maybe this crazed coverage will convince the clueless candidate that he is a loser.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 8:51:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cyber Liberty

A monkey wrench thown into our bid to win the US Senate. This is no longer a state issue.

Better to focus on the House and White House.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 8:51:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tcrlaf

Akin could put his country ahead of his own ego and stop the bleeding, but he`s convinced his candidacy is “providential.”

So while he sits there in hiding, convinced God wants him to stay in the race, the ripples of his gaffe continue to grow wider.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

didn’t Obama walk on water there?


29 posted on 08/21/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: tcrlaf

Except that no one watches CNN.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 8:53:20 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: tcrlaf

“Dumb sluts” are media’s most profitable advertising demographic (and the Dems’ largest voting bloc) and this story is perfect for them.

However, like the Fluke tempest, it requires too much spin and repetition to maintain it.
They’re losing advertising dollars with this already.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: VanDeKoik
Big deal!

Problem is it's The News on conservative channels too. From Mark Levin to Sean Hannity.

32 posted on 08/21/2012 8:54:16 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

We need all three, or Obamacare becomes permanent. It’s all or nothing time.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yep.

Unless they take a fax he is purposely hiding so he won’t be forced to resign.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 8:56:37 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: tcrlaf

By continuing to appear on TV and radio shows and putting out ads, Akin is keeping the story alive and extending it one more news cycle.


35 posted on 08/21/2012 8:58:18 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: abb
Except that no one watches CNN

Check out yesterday's archives for Conservative Talk Radio. It's not just CNN. The Republican Party has threatened to stop funding his campaign. This is NOT just a MSM fabricated story.

Unfair to the candidate? Yes! But politics is not fair. We have a choice to make. Is it going to be another 2 years of Harry Reid or do we get rid of the of the ball and chains. I'm more than willing to just focus on the White House and House campaigns. This is going to be hard enough wihout distractions like we have seen this week so far.

36 posted on 08/21/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Cyber Liberty
We need all three, or Obamacare becomes permanent.

Well then, we in a pickle.

37 posted on 08/21/2012 9:00:53 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tcrlaf

This story is good for at least a month, minimum. Another month for the media to ignore the Kings economy.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tcrlaf

You’ve done enough damage already, Akin. GO AWAY!


39 posted on 08/21/2012 9:02:46 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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Anatomy of a Mainstream Media Smear Job


You think they are smearing Akin? You agree with what he said?


40 posted on 08/21/2012 9:03:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: VanDeKoik

Agreed. This “OMG, we’re going to lose every race because of him” is a bunch of hyperventilating, over dramatic b.s.

They’ve been launching this war on women crap forever, it’s failed, it’ll continue to fail. Nobody but Obama’s 43% watches this crap.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 9:04:01 AM PDT by jb729
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To: Tex-Con-Man; tcrlaf
I think Rush returns today...and this subject is a mine field for him. Lord help us.

He'll talk about golf and some other thing for the first half hour, then feign a discussion off mike: "What? Who...Todd what?.... Akin? Yes. I heard something about that. I don't know anything about it...so what?"

He won't touch it out of the box.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 9:04:26 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: randita
By continuing to appear on TV and radio shows and putting out ads, Akin is keeping the story alive and extending it one more news cycle.

Yup, he's managing to make himself the Poster Child of the democrat's claim about the Republican "War On Woman".

He has the right to stay in, but we will likely not become the majority in the Senate. It's no longer tha statewide issue.

43 posted on 08/21/2012 9:04:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s beyond absurd...”cheering them on” - no - we want him to drop out precisely because this is what we knew would happen and they aren’t comments that are in any way defensible. He just gave them on a silver platter ammunition to bolster their stereotypes against conservatives.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: tsowellfan

And outside of Missouri, how many votes is he going to change? None.

Nobody cares about some unknown loon they never heard of. There’s dozens of these idiots on both sides of the fence running in races every year. Their problems never spread outside their own races.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 9:05:43 AM PDT by jb729
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To: tsowellfan

Yes, we are. And we weren’t just a few short days ago. All thanks to Akin, who is so arrogant he thinks he can ride this out, while he takes the party’s chances to repeal Obamacare down with him. That’s why I’m really, really ticked off at this one-man wrecking crew right now, and I don’t have a lot of patience with FReepers who think it’s no big deal and we should circle the wagons for this guy.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 9:05:55 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: tcrlaf

When a Republican says the word macaca in an election year, the drive by media is going to attack.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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And outside of Missouri, how many votes is he going to change?

Mark Foley


48 posted on 08/21/2012 9:09:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: randita

One more news cycle will lead to 2 1/2 months wmore news cycles if he doesn’t get out today by 5:00 Central.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 9:09:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

We may have been Mark Foleyed again.


50 posted on 08/21/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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