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  • Question: Who did George Steponallofus say won the debate?

    10/04/2012 9:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    I turned off the debate as soon as it was over. Did anyone catch what the shill George said? I ask because of the Newsbusters story showing he called 8 of the last 9 for the Demon Rat nominee.
  • Hold The Presses, We’ve Found An Honest Democrat

    10/03/2012 11:33:14 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-02-12 | Skookum
    In this modern time, no one expects a Democrat to be honest, not the public, not the media, not Democrats, and especially not the Progressives and Liberals. Lying is the accepted modus operandi, every bit of news or public announcement from the Obama administration and its mainstream media is considered propaganda at best and often just a bald-faced lie. It's no big deal; the public has accepted the fact that Obama lies as a matter of course. He is a liar and they love him for his arrogant manner of pretending people believe his lies. Pat Caddel, former advisor to...
  • The "Obama Phone" Lady vs. Angry White Men with Guns

    10/03/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | October 2, 2012
    ..............In the Right-wing's dreamworld, the Obama Phone Lady is a "surplus" person with no place in an Ayn Rand fantasy, what is the Tea Party GOP's dystopian soon-to-be made true reality. Culture is also transmitted through historical memory. The white gun shop owner who believes that Obama is a socialist usurper represents a type ofwhiteness that is not benign. While white folks imagine themselves through the lens of white privilege (where they are kind, innocent, and good). For others, Whiteness (and by implication, white people) has been a harbinger of violence, death, destruction, and exclusion. White men with guns who...
  • The Skewed-Polling Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream

    10/03/2012 7:16:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | October 2, 2012 | Josh Voorhees
    A new poll out today suggests that GOP accusations of intentional manipulation on the part of pollsters are resonating with the American public. Roughly 42 percent of those surveyed by left-leaning Public Policy Polling said pollsters were manipulating their data in order to show President Obama with a lead, while 40 percent said that wasn't the case. The remaining 18 percent said they were not sure what to think. The exact wording of the question: "Do you think pollsters are intentionally skewing their polls this year to help Barack Obama, or not?" The results show that self-identified Republicans were particularly...
  • Poll: Plurality say polls biased for Obama

    10/02/2012 1:35:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/2012 | Justin Sink
    A plurality of Americans and more than seven in 10 Republicans say pollsters are intentionally skewing results to benefit President Obama, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Some 42 percent of voters surveyed by Daily Kos and SEIU believe pollsters are manipulating their sample sizes to benefit the incumbent president, while 40 percent do not. An additional 18 percent said they were not sure. That's evidence that Republican claims that Democrats and minority voters are being oversampled in national polls could be resonating — and potentially undermining the momentum of the president's early lead. Some Republicans — most prominently...
  • Romney Campaign Depends On TV Debate Success

    10/02/2012 4:35:57 AM PDT · by granada · 6 replies
    Skynews, UK ^ | 9:05pm UK, Monday 01 October 2012 | Dominic Waghorn
    Mitt Romney faces the most important week of his political life. Wednesday night's first television debate in Denver could be his last chance to rescue his presidential campaign. Since the Republican Party convention Mr Romney has suffered a gradual but steady decline in the polls. His secretly-recorded comments to donors last month that he did not worry about 47 per cent of the electorate has done enormous damage. The race is still close nationally but in the all-important swing states he is losing ground to his Democrat opponent, Barack Obama.
  • Journalism's darkest hour

    10/01/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab
    In case anyone just arrived from Mars, the mainstream media wants Mitt Romney to fail in his quest for the White House. Surprised? They will do whatever possible as “legitimate journalists” to collaborate with the Obama re-election campaign — shamefully so.(Snip)The mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. Every student journalism can recognize that. It’s too late for most already involved “professionally.” Most of them have already violated most of the ethical rules and sold their souls to Obama long ago. As a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, I am personally ashamed.
  • Bias: WaPo's Astounding Hit Piece on Paul Ryan

    10/01/2012 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 1, 2012 | Guy Benson
    If asked, how might you describe Paul Ryan's role and level of involvement within the national conversation about Washington's budget process and the looming debt crisis?  If you were the Washington Post, you'd attempt to capture it with this surreal headline:    "Amid Debt Crisis, Paul Ryan Sat on Sidelines" Welcome to Bizarro World.  Of all the potential attacks on Paul Ryan "journalist" Lori Montgomery had at her disposal, she decided to run with the preposterous-on-its-face "he just sits in the corner and does nothing" angle.  Where to begin?  Keith Hennessey has an outstanding and comprehensive piece deconstructing Montgomery's, ahem, "reportage" over...
  • NH Poll: Obama opens up 15 point lead

    10/01/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 200 replies
    Reported on RealClearPolitics ^ | October 1st | University of New Hampshire
    "President Barack Obama has opened a lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Independent voters who had been supporting Romney have swung to Obama in recent weeks." ....... "With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 52% of likely New Hampshire voters plan to vote for Obama, 37% say they will support Romney, 3% prefer some other candidate, and 9% say they are undecided."
  • WE ARE THE 91%: Only 9% of Americans Cooperate with Pollsters

    09/30/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT · by TChad · 66 replies
    PJ Tatler -- PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2012 | Zombie
    One of the most amazing — and significant — statistics of this election season has gone almost completely unnoticed: Only 9% of sampled households gave an answer to pollsters in 2012: It has become increasingly difficult to contact potential respondents and to persuade them to participate. The percentage of households in a sample that are successfully interviewed – the response rate – has fallen dramatically. At Pew Research, the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today.
  • Tea Party Voting Bloc

    09/29/2012 5:53:03 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 35 replies
    Strata Sphere ^ | 9-27-2012 | A J Strata
    The Libertarian/Tea Party insurgent voting bloc of 2010, that swept the GOP into office in mind boggling historic numbers, is still out there in force. But this bloc is resistant to being sampled in the polls, and this causes the polls to be skewed towards Obama.
  • Another MSNBC Scandal? Blaze Readers at Campaign Event Claim Network Misled in Video of Rally Chant

    09/27/2012 2:51:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    On Wednesday, MSNBC aired a clip of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leading what looks like a failed “Romney-Ryan” chant at a campaign stop in Ohio on Tuesday, prompting an embarrassed Joe Scarborough to mutter “Oh, sweet Jesus” and a purse-lipped Mika Brzezinski to ask “What’s wrong with those people?” You can see our coverage of Scarborough’s outburst here, but we’ve included the clip as a refresher:
  • The Recurring--and Misleading--Focus on Party Identification [Gallup says we are full of crap]

    09/27/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/27/12 | Gallup's Editor in Chief
    The discussion of the party identification composition of poll samples comes up in every presidential election with which I've been involved. Interested observers often opine that when a given poll shows that Candidate X is ahead, it cannot be correct because there is a higher percentage of voters who identify with Candidate X’s party in the sample than there should be, based on comparison to some previous standard. There are several reasons why this is a faulty approach to evaluating a poll's results. Party identification is basically an attitudinal variable, not a stable population parameter... Party identification changes as political...
  • Filmmaker arrested for fake terrorist video [Only arrested after putting it up on youtube?]

    09/27/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies ^ | 9/25/12 | Christine LaCroix
    Police arrested Michael D. Turley Monday after he allegedly dressed his teenage relative in a sheet, armed him with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and sent him to create a terrorist hoax to prompt police response... Police have been waiting since July 28 to make an arrest because Holmes said they needed more evidence of Turley’s intent. They got that evidence last week when Turley posted his film on YouTube, in which he clearly states that he is, “about to mimic a modern day terrorist brandishing an intimidating weapon.” That gave police what they needed to make an arrest. In...
  • Rove: 'Be careful' with polls; Carter once beat Reagan

    09/26/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT · by TBBT · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/26/12 | The O'Reilly Factor
    Are the polls dishonest?
  • Why the polls have an Obama bias

    09/26/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2012 | Brandon J. Gaylord
    The overwhelming majority of public opinion polls show President Obama cruising to re-election. State polls of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa are now consistently showing Obama with leads of five points or more.But Romney is not behind in the polls because liberal Republicans are being turned off or independents are moving toward Obama. Most polls show Romney doing very well within his own party and holding his own with independents. Romney is dropping in the polls because pollsters are predicting a Democratic edge in turnout that will make 2008 look like a good year for the GOP.For example, the...
  • How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    09/25/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/2012 | JARED DIAMOND
    If you're wondering what's going on in the American League Central pennant race over the next week, all you need to do is tune into a Chicago White Sox telecast and listen for the voice of the team's play-by-play man, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson is, to put it diplomatically, a bit of a "homer." In other words, he's unapologetic about his devotion to the White Sox, the team he routinely calls "the good guys." According to one measure, Harrelson and his booth partner, Steve Stone, make more nakedly biased statements during a single game than every other TV broadcast team...
  • Obama campaign had twice the staff as Romney last month at same cost (Media Bias)

    09/24/2012 1:47:06 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Matea Gold
    But the president appears to be getting a much bigger bang for his buck. According to an analysis by the Times Data Desk, part of the Los Angeles Times, the Obama campaign had 901 people on its payroll last month, and paid them a median salary of $3,074 a month, or $36,886 a year. The Romney campaign, in contrast, had 403 people on its payroll, and paid them a median salary of $6,437 in August, which would mean $77,250 a year. **SNIP** Nevertheless, the RNC appears to have a smaller staff than the Democratic National Committee. Last month, it employed...
  • Ed Henry on Fox's Studio B is Flat Out WRONG

    09/24/2012 12:49:31 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    Fox News Studio B | 9/24/2012
    Ed Henry of Fox News is in NYC today because he is the White House reporter and goes where Obama goes. So he just did a live shot on Studio B with Shep Smith and he said and I quote: "The attack in Libya was the first terrorist attack on Obama's watch" This is just flat out wrong. Fort Hood was a terror attack that took place right here on our soil and yet Ed seems to believe that since the U.S. Government hasn't called it officially a terrorist attack then it can't be called one. What about the Times...
  • Website That Filters Party Bias Out of Presidential Polls has Romney Up 5-11% Nationally

    09/24/2012 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    Rasmussen Reports has long been the most credible of polling agencies- the record speaks for itself. Part of this famed accuracy springs from the fact that as they are not a part of the liberal media establishment in this country, and also because Rasmussen extrapolates polling data from only those intending to vote in November... not merely 'registered voters' or 'adults' as so many others do, a technique that consistently distorts results to the political left.  Obviously, this means talking to only people likely to affect the upcoming election, producing accurate predictions that skewing MSM spinmeisters can never hope to match... because...