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(Politico)   Media will declare Romney the winner of debate regardless of what actually happens to feel "fair and balanced"   (politico.com) divider line 51
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2012-10-02 08:53:31 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com

Book it, Romney/Ryan are done.
2012-10-02 07:12:34 PM  
4 votes:
It appears that Governor Romney has jumped up on his podium... yes, he's balancing himself on top of it... and now he seems to be loosening his belt... and the pants are coming down! Folks I'm not sure what we're witnessing here but OH MY the Governor is squatting now.... I believe he's going to.... yes.... here it comes!... any second now...


i.ytimg.com


TOUCHDOWN! Folks, we have ourselves a winner! I think I can safely say that this. DEBATE. IS. OVER! Obama must be feeling utterly vanquished right now...
2012-10-02 06:58:48 PM  
4 votes:

TheOmni: dudemanbro: The media may love a horserace and all that, but people are already highly skeptical of their motives. If Obama totally pwns Romney, they will just undermine their own credibility even further by declaring Willard the winner. If it's close he'd probably prefer they declare Obama the winner so he can play the victim card that GOP voters love so much and fire up his base.

If Obama just destroys Romney they can still say that Romney won. And they likely will. Maybe not all of them, there will be some back and forth and transparent and meaningless discussions about it to create the illusion of reasonable analysis, but that's all a show. Now, they won't just simply state "Romney won the debate." There's going to be some absurd rationale. I'm imagining something like "While Obama did very well, made some key arguments and really succeeded in every possible metric you can use to measure a debate performance, the real winner of this debate was Romney. He was able to get his face and name out there among the undecided voters and that (random thing from the debate that sounded important) he talked about really connected with some people and he's going to see some significant movement in the polls from this debate."


www.fohguild.org
2012-10-02 06:28:16 PM  
4 votes:
Does the fair and balanced media actually remember Mitt during the Republican debates? The same guy who casually offered to bet Rick Perry $10000 like it was a one dollar bill? The guy who RICK PERRY LOOKED AT LIKE HE WAS A RETARD?

This is the guy who is going to win a debate with President Obama?
2012-10-02 09:11:40 PM  
3 votes:
Don't mean to threadjack, but does anyone know anything about this video the Freepers are up in arms about tonight? Did Zerobama finally figure out where da white wimmin is at?
2012-10-02 07:36:55 PM  
3 votes:

TommyDeuce: So what is the Governor's Fark handle?


Skinny... something
2012-10-02 03:29:59 PM  
3 votes:
When Palin managed to not choke to death on her own flag pin at her debate with Biden they heralded her surprisingly impressive performance.
2012-10-02 10:09:58 PM  
2 votes:
Apparently, they've released an image of Obama practicing against Mitt Romney along with a zinger he's going to use...

www.bitlogic.com
2012-10-02 09:25:51 PM  
2 votes:

Omahawg: [media.salon.com image 460x307]

"Look, he's a nearer!"

no, not in the polls, mitt. not for you.


If Romney goes out on stage first and says, "The President is near!" as Obama walks out on stage, I will cherish Mitt in my heart all my days.
2012-10-02 08:44:50 PM  
2 votes:
One of them will come off as a master debater.
2012-10-02 08:10:49 PM  
2 votes:

TalenLee: Sarsin: "And what about the AMERICAN farmers growing FREEDOM russet potatoes in Idaho? It would figure that Obama would like his African tubers since he's from KENYA. Those colored potatoes wouldn't stand a chance in the marketplace if it wasn't for affirmative action giving them equal shelf space with the white potatoes!"

A-a-aren't sweet potatoes from America originally...?


Pfft...I'd like to see their birth certificate.
2012-10-02 08:02:36 PM  
2 votes:
Obama will lose election tonight at 9 pm.
2012-10-02 07:55:02 PM  
2 votes:

NateGrey: Finally the whitey video!


" 'We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods'..."

Oh dear God, this Obama guy sounds like a monster!

/seriously, is this what the Freepers are going with?
2012-10-02 07:54:58 PM  
2 votes:

MisterTweak: Quasar: When Palin managed to not choke to death on her own flag pin at her debate with Biden they heralded her surprisingly impressive performance.

Well it was impressive, in context. As much as I realize she's totally unqualified, the fact that she was able to go from basically being a nobody, with only a passing knowledge of US history, to having a debate against Joe Biden and *not* have it be an utterly humiliating fiasco is probably the one moment of her political career for which she deserves a bit of respect.


She winked at me--ME--and that's when I knew, if I voted for her, she'd do anal.

/Stupid libtards
//You ruined EVERYTHING!
2012-10-02 07:43:17 PM  
2 votes:

topcon: There's another supposed controversial video coming out. Let's see how exciting this will be compared to the last five supposed controversial videos.

[i.imgur.com image 850x328]


Why lookit that. He looks Black. And angry. Could he be...wait for it...

An ANGRY BLACK MAN.

/ Hold me, Mommy.
2012-10-02 07:10:10 PM  
2 votes:
But remember, the media is totally in the tank for Obama. Everyone in the media says so.
2012-10-03 04:14:45 AM  
1 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: So will Romney get a "Good Effort!" ribbon, or a "You Tried!" trophy?


Silver medal?
2012-10-03 12:44:25 AM  
1 votes:
The disgraceful way they've been downplaying Romney's expectations means that if he's breathing by the end they media will be obliged to declare him emperor.
2012-10-03 12:13:00 AM  
1 votes:

Critatak: Wait, so if Ryan declares liberal bias he's considered a pussy here. But if conservative bias is claimed here it gets an obvious tag?


Well, it helps that the corporate media is conservative biased, whereas the "liberal media" is a deliberately manufactured myth.
2012-10-03 12:05:40 AM  
1 votes:

propasaurus: Mrtraveler01: NateGrey: Mr. J 13: Don't mean to threadjack, but does anyone know anything about this video the Freepers are up in arms about tonight? Did Zerobama finally figure out where da white wimmin is at?

Watching it on Hannity now. It's nothing.

I figured it nothing. But why am I supposed to be outraged about it?

None more black.


In short: It was Obama in 2007 speaking to Hampton University when he went off script and started talking about the poor response to Hurricane Katrina and how we should support more Minority owned businesses.

But he used his angry voice!!! So SHOCKING.
2012-10-02 11:19:21 PM  
1 votes:
Oh boy! Look at all the wingnuts crawling out of the woodwork.

The press will declare Romney the winner, because the right wingers want to hear it so bad. That, and they're the ones gullible enough to believe it. What does the mass media have to lose?

That's right. I said mass media. I'm bringing that term back.
2012-10-02 11:11:22 PM  
1 votes:
All I can say:

Link
2012-10-02 11:11:13 PM  
1 votes:
FYI - Here's you postgame show:

Fow - Romney kicked ass, man!

MSNBC - I'm craving 4 more years of BBC humping my tingly leg!

CNN - 7 undecideds still can't find the channel changer.

Networks - diid't even bother. Jay n Dave crack a couple weak jokes nobody remembers.
2012-10-02 10:09:47 PM  
1 votes:

Omahawg: Dimensio: I believe that many Farkers are underestimating Mr. Romney's debate ability. While his early performances were ridiculed in initial primary debates, he subsequently improved his technique and was able to provide a commanding performance for which other debaters were not prepared in subsequent showings.

Expecting Mr. Romney to fail in the debate may create a condition of confirmation bias that will prevent those with such an expectation from impartially judging his actual performance.

As I recall, Senator John McCain's performance was so lauded and so well-received that he was declared the winner of the debate on several websites even before the debate occurred.

granted, but the man still has a basic disconnect with people, whether due to his upbringing, education, or religion. His smile is smug and his approach smarmy. Even if he gives the right answers, if he seems an unlikable asshat (which is likely), then he will lose the debate versus Mr. Cool.

what do you say we bet.....$10,000?


i'm lying, man. i'm poor. I could spot you five until friday if you need it though.


Even were your offer serious, I would be unable to accept. I no longer possess any disposable income due to the substantial tax increases that I have been assured have been imposed by President Obama.
2012-10-02 09:59:32 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: shower_in_my_socks: SOME in "The Media" will do this, and we will all focus on those that do in order to make this a self-fulfilling prophecy.

There is not one traditional media organization that will report anything but a draw or a Romney win Thursday.


I disagree. Obama could over-perform, even by Obama standards. We could see an Obama win in the msm.
2012-10-02 09:56:05 PM  
1 votes:

BSABSVR: That's one of the zingers.


Then he'll turn to the camera, smirk, and mouth "nailed it!"
2012-10-02 09:51:22 PM  
1 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: FeedTheCollapse

I'm pretty sure Romney will do "better than expected"


He'll do that as long as he doesn't accidentally call the president 'Osama'.


That's one of the zingers.
2012-10-02 09:50:59 PM  
1 votes:

skipjack: Sure glad my liberal bretheren have all their bases covered, that way they can have their canned responses completed early and call it a day.


Well you have to give yourself some credit. You guys practically tied this up in a bow for us.

Thanks.
2012-10-02 09:48:43 PM  
1 votes:
I believe that many Farkers are underestimating Mr. Romney's debate ability. While his early performances were ridiculed in initial primary debates, he subsequently improved his technique and was able to provide a commanding performance for which other debaters were not prepared in subsequent showings.

Expecting Mr. Romney to fail in the debate may create a condition of confirmation bias that will prevent those with such an expectation from impartially judging his actual performance.

As I recall, Senator John McCain's performance was so lauded and so well-received that he was declared the winner of the debate on several websites even before the debate occurred.
2012-10-02 09:25:18 PM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: phreezen: The liberal media has to give the appearance of being fair to fool the left lemmings that months and months of skew reporting, polling numbers, and attacks on Romney by designating one day to him. Sort of like how Liberals complain about FARK giving 1 tab for every gazillion left tab. It drives libs insane if there is just one.

Can you translate that from Derp?


Unskewedpolls.com, BSABSVR, and a dash of LSMSM. Sorry that isn't translated out of Derp completely, but hopefully it's an easier-to-understand dialect.
2012-10-02 09:14:59 PM  
1 votes:

phreezen: The liberal media has to give the appearance of being fair to fool the left lemmings that months and months of skew reporting, polling numbers, and attacks on Romney by designating one day to him. Sort of like how Liberals complain about FARK giving 1 tab for every gazillion left tab. It drives libs insane if there is just one.


Can you translate that from Derp?
2012-10-02 08:58:11 PM  
1 votes:

elchip: [i.imgur.com image 850x507]

Book it, Romney/Ryan are done.


the Creed endorsement didnt help either.
2012-10-02 08:52:01 PM  
1 votes:
"The Media" could declare Willard the winner of all three debates and the right would still accuse them of liberal bias.
2012-10-02 08:21:46 PM  
1 votes:

phreezen: The liberal media has to give the appearance of being fair to fool the left lemmings that months and months of skew reporting, polling numbers, and attacks on Romney by designating one day to him. Sort of like how Liberals complain about FARK giving 1 tab for every gazillion left tab. It drives libs insane if there is just one.


Well bless your heart.
2012-10-02 08:11:42 PM  
1 votes:
Romney needs to do something drastic. He needs to change the game. Because right now President Obama is winning big.

I'm convinced that Romney's only shot at presidency is to tank Obama's base. Mitt Romney should come out swinging on EVERY topic as MORE liberal than Obama. The Republicans would be in an uproar, but they'd still vote for him (Seeing how he is a rich, white, "non-Muslim"). And seeing as how Obama is a pretty conservative President, it wouldn't take much to flip enough moderates and liberals. I doubt most liberals would believe him, but he does have a pretty good past record on liberal topics; enough to swing a few.
2012-10-02 08:07:30 PM  
1 votes:

Sarsin: "And what about the AMERICAN farmers growing FREEDOM russet potatoes in Idaho? It would figure that Obama would like his African tubers since he's from KENYA. Those colored potatoes wouldn't stand a chance in the marketplace if it wasn't for affirmative action giving them equal shelf space with the white potatoes!"


A-a-aren't sweet potatoes from America originally...?
2012-10-02 07:57:47 PM  
1 votes:
Yep. They need a HORSE RACE!!!111

Mrtraveler01: " 'We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods'..."

Oh dear God, this Obama guy sounds like a monster!

/seriously, is this what the Freepers are going with?


He also suggests we have to teach people how to dress and act during job interviews! WHAT A BEAST!
2012-10-02 07:57:38 PM  
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: NateGrey: Finally the whitey video!

" 'We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods'..."

Oh dear God, this Obama guy sounds like a monster!

/seriously, is this what the Freepers are going with?


they seemed hesitant (i clicked the link & read some of the reactions) but hey, all they need are the words minority & our, that's enough for them to start with the "see! this is who he is" rhetoric.
2012-10-02 07:56:20 PM  
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: " 'We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods'..."

Oh dear God, this Obama guy sounds like a monster!

/seriously, is this what the Freepers are going with?


Yeah really. He wants do develop business in the inner city to give people jobs and opportunities! GET THE PITCHFORKS!
2012-10-02 07:56:02 PM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: Finally the whitey video!


Finally. The miracle Glenn Beck predicted has begun.
2012-10-02 07:50:27 PM  
1 votes:
I can't imagine the GOP allowing Romney to actually SPEAK in public on his own. Will someone have their hand up his ass and be talking for him? Just wondering, but looking forward to the debate.
2012-10-02 07:48:47 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, he'll be a winner. Just like that guy with MS, Lou Gherig's disease, brain cancer and Down's syndrome is a winner of the marathon when his dad carries him across the finish line six hours after the last runner, because darn it, he's got spirit just for showing up!
2012-10-02 07:33:47 PM  
1 votes:
Fark will declare Obama the winner regardless of what actually happens.
2012-10-02 07:32:34 PM  
1 votes:
Is it too late to tag in Dick Trickle?
2012-10-02 07:29:47 PM  
1 votes:

Via Infinito: Does the fair and balanced media actually remember Mitt during the Republican debates? The same guy who casually offered to bet Rick Perry $10000 like it was a one dollar bill? The guy who RICK PERRY LOOKED AT LIKE HE WAS A RETARD?

This is the guy who is going to win a debate with President Obama?


Been thinking this a lot lately... when you can conjure this look:
www.bostonglobe.com

From this guy:
sprocketink.com

You REALLY need to re-evaluate your readiness to campaign for office.
2012-10-02 07:25:22 PM  
1 votes:
Jennifer Granholm is...more attractive than I'd expected.
2012-10-02 07:23:53 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: POLITICO IS STEALING MY POSTS!!!!

Note to self: Flash green light to Apollo, tell him my legs are open.


Go on....
2012-10-02 07:21:37 PM  
1 votes:
dickfreckle: she was against what I consider among the most sly and resume-heavy Dems out there.

Biden was underhanding whiffle balls to Palin all night to avoid looking like a big mean ol' bully. You'll see what he's really got in the VP debates against Lyan.

/ooops, my mis-speak.
2012-10-02 07:10:53 PM  
1 votes:

MisterTweak: Quasar: When Palin managed to not choke to death on her own flag pin at her debate with Biden they heralded her surprisingly impressive performance.

Well it was impressive, in context. As much as I realize she's totally unqualified, the fact that she was able to go from basically being a nobody, with only a passing knowledge of US history, to having a debate against Joe Biden and *not* have it be an utterly humiliating fiasco is probably the one moment of her political career for which she deserves a bit of respect.


No it isn't. That is like saying you stepping into the ring with Mike Tyson (in his prime) for charity and you did not get knocked out by the first punch is some amazing achievement. You still got knocked senseless and were an idiot for stepping into the ring in the first place to get your head beat about. You had absolutely no business in the ring with a skilled professional.

While Palin may be skilled at something... politics is not her skill.
2012-10-02 07:07:24 PM  
1 votes:

meat0918: Yeah, they will.

So, who is calling in sick Thursday?


i wont need to call, someone at the hospital will do that for me.
i plan on drinking cheap vodka, copiously, as any good 47% would.
2012-10-02 05:23:19 PM  
1 votes:

Elzar: I would pretty much concur with this statement - the media loves a horserace, not a blowout. Romney to win tomorrow's debate - book it done.


I think there is a decent chance Romney does so poorly, and looks so completely out of touch, that there is no other possible narrative than the plain truth.
 
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