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Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas admits Media wants kerry to win.
Inside Washington ^ | 07/12/04 | WUSA9

Posted on 07/13/2004 4:16:06 PM PDT by Pikamax

MR. THOMAS: There's one other base here, the media. Let's talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, wants Kerry to win and I think they're going to portray Kerry and Edwards I'm talking about the establishment media, not Fox. They're going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that's going to be worth maybe 15 points.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ccrm; evanthomas; liberalmedia; mediashillsforkerry; newsweak
I know this is common knowledge but nice to see them open about it.

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040712.asp#1

MRC summary.

1 posted on 07/13/2004 4:16:11 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Why is Edward on the front of Kerry in the cover???

Isn't Kerry running for president???


3 posted on 07/13/2004 4:19:23 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: MissyMa

**Edwards**


4 posted on 07/13/2004 4:19:49 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Pikamax
They're going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that's going to be worth maybe 15 points.

I think he's overestimating the waning power of the old media by about an order of magnitude...

5 posted on 07/13/2004 4:21:12 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Pikamax
Media wants kerry to win

no!??? you ain't joshin' us now are you?

7 posted on 07/13/2004 4:22:35 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: GWTexan
What a disgusting cover.

If that photo ain't a "We Really Are For Gay Marriage! (we're just talking states-rights
to keep hold of conservative Demos)" advertisement, I don't know what is.
8 posted on 07/13/2004 4:24:00 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Pikamax

The Lamstream media couldn't derail Ronnie when he ran against a liberal, couldn't derail Bush I when he ran against a liberal, and won't be able to derail W come November. Wishful thinking by a typical lefty who thinks he has power.


9 posted on 07/13/2004 4:25:35 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: Pikamax
The media, I think, wants Kerry to win

Duhhh...

10 posted on 07/13/2004 4:26:01 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: Pikamax

Well, I'm shocked.


11 posted on 07/13/2004 4:26:17 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Some people can tell time by looking at the sun, but I've never been able to make out the numbers)
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To: Pikamax
"They're going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there's going to be this glow about them,"

Of course, the fact that Kerry is several years older than Bush won't get in the way of that. And if Bush were not optimistic, he NEVER would have gone into Iraq. And the fact that we've never had a modern president as buff as Bush won't matter either. To hell with the facts, just spin it.
12 posted on 07/13/2004 4:26:53 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Pikamax
Media wants kerry to win.

The hell you say...

13 posted on 07/13/2004 4:28:38 PM PDT by TheBigB (When Woody Allen and Soon-Yi are in bed together, does he ever yell, "Who's your daddy?!")
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To: MissyMa
"Why is Edward on the front of Kerry in the cover???"

Because he's more photogenic and Newsweek wants to help the cause as much as they can.
14 posted on 07/13/2004 4:28:44 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: GWTexan

If you the Newsweek cover is disguisting check out Time's cover:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/0,16641,1101040719,00.html

I remember when Clinton and Gore ran in 1992 and TIme had this very flattering cover of the two with the headline "Young Guns".


15 posted on 07/13/2004 4:30:11 PM PDT by mkj6080
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To: weegee

another good one for a Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


16 posted on 07/13/2004 4:30:14 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

actually it's because the media led the Kerry campaign through a metamorphosis last weekend that transposed the two of them together and now the nominee will be Edwards.


17 posted on 07/13/2004 4:30:33 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Steve_Seattle
They are also richer, office for desired office.

Kerry- "First I was a gigolo, then I wasn't, now I am AGAIN!"

18 posted on 07/13/2004 4:31:19 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Don't confuse disagreement with argumentation.)
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To: Pikamax

Can't say there's anything said there except what one man says... and he says he just "thinks". You hear people saying one way or the other- right folks call it the liberal media, and left folks say it's "so-called". I've always been of the opinion that the media is biased toward whatever will kick up a fight, because there's nothing less interesting than agreement to a news man.


19 posted on 07/13/2004 4:31:29 PM PDT by perianwyr
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To: Pikamax

I was following along for the most part up until the time he mentioned "15 points!!!" ROTFLMFAO.


20 posted on 07/13/2004 4:34:34 PM PDT by gipper81
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To: Pikamax

The Sunshine Boys?! Sounds like the name of a homosexual novel.


21 posted on 07/13/2004 4:36:43 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Didn't your father tell you that unnecessary excerpting will make you go blind?)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Every shot of these fairies never show their wives. One is a fat wide-ass Hitlery type; the other looks like she just bit a piece of lemon when Botox Man wants to smootch her.

This is, without a doubt, the most pathetic campaign I've seen since I first voted in a Presidentail election (I voted for Barry AuH2o in 1964).

Botox, skiis, wakeboards, bicycles, guitars, smootches, hugs, kisses, AWOL voting records in the Senate, ugly, dopey spouses, lies, hypocracy, hate America supporters... where do I end this rant?

Thanks for your forebearance. Now I feel better.

22 posted on 07/13/2004 4:37:33 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Pikamax

23 posted on 07/13/2004 4:38:22 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: MissyMa
Why is Edward on the front of Kerry in the cover???

It's customary for the bride to stand in front of the groom in wedding pictures.

24 posted on 07/13/2004 4:38:59 PM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: chilepepper
Media wants kerry to win

Yeah, in other bombshell announcement, Kerry was in Vietnam.
25 posted on 07/13/2004 4:39:37 PM PDT by anonymous_user (<a href="http://www.michaelmoorehatesamerica.com" target="_blank">Michael Moore</a>)
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To: Pikamax
Here's something the mainstream liberal newsrooms can't do anything about - - TV ads.

This one is AWESOME! It takes a minute to load (if you have cable modem) but it is WELL WORTH IT!

Check this out (Click on the link and just wait about 30 seconds. You may be prompted for additional "quick time" software. If you are, click 'okay' and that download takes about 3 seconds):

TV Ad for Vernon Robinson (North Carolina)

26 posted on 07/13/2004 4:49:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard ("Dark Underside of American Culture" member since 1998)
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To: Paul Atreides; Steve_Seattle; VOA

Check out post #26.
That ad will bring joy to your heart.


27 posted on 07/13/2004 4:51:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard ("Dark Underside of American Culture" member since 1998)
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To: Paleo Conservative

28 posted on 07/13/2004 4:53:28 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Man, that is great.


29 posted on 07/13/2004 4:56:50 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Omigawsh, there went dinner!


30 posted on 07/13/2004 4:57:46 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I caught that ad on local TV today. I do like his guts. Vernon Robinson has led a very aggressive campaign here. Primary is next Tuesday.


31 posted on 07/13/2004 5:00:34 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: anonymous_user
Yeah, I heard the same thing... but was he really in Vietnam? I heard we was in a boat floating around Vietnam for a few months, but then he sailed away and joined the enemy...
32 posted on 07/13/2004 5:20:11 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: RaceBannon

Check out the link at post #26 (if you have high speed connection).
It will bring joy to your heart.


33 posted on 07/13/2004 5:20:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard ("Dark Underside of American Culture" member since 1998)
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To: Interesting Times
I think he's overestimating the waning power of the old media by about an order of magnitude...

If they have such a diminished role, then why do we make such a fuss about them and their agenda?

34 posted on 07/13/2004 5:25:27 PM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Lancey Howard

That ad is so refreshing. Thanks.


35 posted on 07/13/2004 5:41:07 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: AUsome Joy

You're welcome.
That ad was first posted on FR on another thread by Rebelbase.


36 posted on 07/13/2004 5:48:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard ("Dark Underside of American Culture" member since 1998)
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To: Pikamax
It appears as though Newsweek has put Edwards in front of Kerry on the cover. Now, why would that be?

Could it be because Lurch scares small children and makes normal people get the creeps?

37 posted on 07/13/2004 5:52:09 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Paleo Conservative
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Sly reference to Seinfeld episode duly noted... ;-)

38 posted on 07/13/2004 5:57:38 PM PDT by SteveH
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To: mkj6080
Here's the photo cover of Time when Bush announced Cheney would be his running mate:

Here's the photo when Gore announced Lieberman:

Dole/Kemp rated a cover in 1996 (note the bad shading):

1992 was a treasure trove. Here's the glowing Clinton/Gore cover:

There were plenty of Perot covers. The Clinton covers were amazing, though. They clearly hyped him.

1988 was a joy. Here's Bush/Quayle:

Dukakis/Bentson:

39 posted on 07/13/2004 6:05:03 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: lancer

I don't know why they would want to kill the golden goose. Think about it, if they didn't have Bush to kick around what would they then spend their time doing, ripping Kerry? Not likely


40 posted on 07/13/2004 6:05:37 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: Pikamax
They're going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that's going to be worth maybe 15 points

Is Evan Thomas moonlighting for some teen magazine?

41 posted on 07/13/2004 6:09:01 PM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms of a wealth creating society.)
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To: Pikamax
there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that's going to be worth maybe 15 points.

Right on! Good to hear! 15 points at least. I say 20. Heck, make it 30*.

Anything less will be soooooo disappointing. Heh heh heh.

* Obviously this is hyperbole. But anything that raises expectations and depresses turnout is a vey good thing.

42 posted on 07/13/2004 6:12:45 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: Sloth

LOL!


43 posted on 07/13/2004 6:19:18 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Some people can tell time by looking at the sun, but I've never been able to make out the numbers)
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To: Pikamax

BUMP!


44 posted on 07/13/2004 6:21:50 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: joesbucks
If they have such a diminished role, then why do we make such a fuss about them and their agenda?

They're still the primary information source for far too many ears and eyes, even if their influence isn't what it once was.

45 posted on 07/13/2004 6:47:23 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Great ad! Hope he wins.


46 posted on 07/13/2004 7:40:55 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Pikamax
"They're going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that's going to be worth maybe 15 points."

It is particularly good to know that the Lib media has been apprised to carry the well coached/orchestrated, Kerry-Edwards love fiction to the max as well.

But convincing America that these are the 'sunshine boys'. . .has to be up there with making 'pigs fly'. . .

. . .what would this party do without their 'smoke and mirrors?

47 posted on 07/13/2004 8:41:03 PM PDT by cricket (The starting point for Liberals is the lie. . .)
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To: Timesink; *CCRM; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
48 posted on 07/13/2004 11:40:21 PM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: MissyMa

Good catch. John Edward is the slick, telegenic phony who asks to get messages from the dead. John Edwards is the slick, telegenic phony who asks to get votes from the dead.

A little confusion is understandable.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


49 posted on 07/14/2004 4:03:30 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: Pikamax
I thought the latest from Time looked klike a real "bridey" wedding....
50 posted on 07/14/2004 4:15:45 PM PDT by SarahW
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