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2012-10-26 12:56:35 AM  
Note to Chuck, and the rest of the team: Seriously, just stop. You're beginning to embarrass yourselves. (and that's already a low bar for today's journos)
 
2012-10-26 05:01:09 AM  
Stick a bayonet in it, it's done.
 
2012-10-26 05:03:14 AM  
This 'tie' stuff is silly. Embarrasing, even.
 
2012-10-26 05:16:19 AM  
"By nearly every indication, the 2012 presidential election is heading toward a photo-finish both in the national popular vote and in the state-by-state Electoral College battle that will ultimately decide the winner."

No, no it isn't. Also, I've bought all the pocket catheters I'm going to, so can you please advertise something else? Thank you.
 
2012-10-26 05:25:40 AM  

markfara: No, no it isn't. Also, I've bought all the pocket catheters I'm going to, so can you please advertise something else? Thank you.


They "self-lubricate"!
 
2012-10-26 05:32:14 AM  
Forty-eight states have laws that mandate a winner-take-all system: The candidate with the statewide plurality of the votes gets all the electoral votes from that state.

Not as of 2000, they didn't, and I can't find anything more recent that changes that. They sometimes have to pledge in advance who they will vote for, or which Party's candidate they will vote for, but they don't have to vote based on the popular vote. As a matter of fact, if they make this 'pledge', and then the popular vote goes the other way, the by voting against their pledge and for the popular vote candidate, they can be charged with a crime in some states. Once again, this says 'As of November, 2000', but all my searches for 'electors bound by popular vote', or something similar keeps turning up this page. I DO find a few pages that make a reference to this 'bound by the popular vote in 48 states' claim, or something similar, but the .gov site with actual code numbers, a list of states, and an explanation of this whole mess has a lot more credibility than a news site that just makes the blind claim and moves on.

Are there restrictions on who the Electors can vote for?
There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their States. Some States, however, require Electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote. These pledges fall into two categories-Electors bound by State law and those bound by pledges to political parties.

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require that Electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore, political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the parties' nominees. Some State laws provide that so-called "faithless Electors"; may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector. The Supreme Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges and penalties for failure to vote as pledged may be enforced under the Constitution. No Elector has ever been prosecuted for failing to vote as pledged.

Today, it is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party's candidate. Electors generally hold a leadership position in their party or were chosen to recognize years of loyal service to the party. Throughout our history as a nation, more than 99 percent of Electors have voted as pledged.


I still plan on voting, I'm not THAT disillusioned, but this Electoral College bullshiat needs to go the way of the Dodo. There is o legitimate reason for it to exist anymore. A vote is a vote, and we have no need for that 'Keep the small states relevant' shiat anymore.

Who are the Electors?
 
2012-10-26 05:32:19 AM  
I just wish they would leave that poor chicken alone. The Republicans have been rough on it this election.
 
2012-10-26 05:35:28 AM  
Oh, it's another video of Chuck "Horserace" Todd masturbating over an electoral college map. Can't we at least have someone hot doing this?
 
2012-10-26 05:39:47 AM  

markfara: No, no it isn't. Also, I've bought all the pocket catheters I'm going to, so can you please advertise something else? Thank you.


OK, even after turning AdBlock off, I didn't see an ad for those. Are you sure you're on the right story? Maybe you drifted over into fetish land?
 
2012-10-26 05:40:10 AM  
I understand that "journalists" need every election to be a nail-biter so all of the redundant talking heads can remain economically viable, but this is getting ridiculous.
 
2012-10-26 05:48:14 AM  

Mikey1969: markfara: No, no it isn't. Also, I've bought all the pocket catheters I'm going to, so can you please advertise something else? Thank you.

OK, even after turning AdBlock off, I didn't see an ad for those. Are you sure you're on the right story? Maybe you drifted over into fetish land?


No, he/she is correct. It also includes the handy-dandy one that you can conceal in your pocket. And yes, per Pete Townshend, "I hope I die before I get old" .....
 
2012-10-26 05:49:00 AM  
Sort of a derail, but when discussing NBC (& MSNBC) it is impossible to have a conversation without first calling them out for generalized stupidity.

For a while there after the Olberman firing, NBC (and MSNBC) was doing "ok" for the most part. You could watch a show with a certain expectation that the bobble-head that was at the desk would get around to giving information to some degree with objectivity within an almost reasonable amount of time with an almost acceptable number of commercial breaks. That went on for about a year or so and it was ok.

Then they started in with hiring the bombastic anchors and the perpetual news machine stuff again on certain shows while leaving parts of the daily schedule still watchable. That went on for a while, maybe a year or so.

Since about this time last year though, it has been a steady march toward derp-ville with the addition of one after another anchor who bring their own brand of liberal hysteria to the screen. This past summer it peaked with Chris Matthews and his nearly daily rants, Melissa Harris Perry having a crying fit over what was not that much of a deal, Chris Hayes pulling a knuckheaded insult of veterans no Veterans Day and the list goes on. (Oddly, Ed Schultz, who was one of the earlier anchors who was screaming the most, appears to be the more reasonable of the bunch as of late.). And the list can go on with each "show" in the daily schedule being a new way to beat the dead horse of the day's issue.

I could go on but you get the picture.

These days, I watch about as much MSNBC as I do Fox, which is about a grand total of 5 minutes a day. I tune in, get the gist of what everyone will be ranting about for the next 24 hour cycle, then move on. I don't miss at all the endless loop of pre-formed opinions each anchor has nor do I need to listen to yet another round of self-congratulatory drivel disguised as tv journalism. MSNBC is about as fake as it gets these days and as demonstrated in these final days leading up to election day, far more interested in dragging out a minute of meaningful broadcast time into an hour long show so as to reap the advert dollar.

They are a little clubhouse of self-absorbed, arrogant television pricks who think their you-know-what doesn't stink. What more most of them are not really that good at what they do either. A college level media student could put out what they do with not a lot of effort. They get embarrassed daily on their own shows with their less than complete knowledge of key issues by guests who they think will be trembling in fear of being at the mighty NBC studio. Then the they get to the interview and the NBC anchor is made to look ;like the fool they are and the segment gets cut short. Pathetic excuse for a media source.


/end wall-o-text (sorry)
/you may now return to your regularly scheduled thread
/hey lookie there....obama is a dog eating, apologizing, communist (just trying to get things back to normal here)
 
2012-10-26 05:55:59 AM  

homelessdude: Sort of a derail, but when discussing NBC (& MSNBC) it is impossible to have a conversation without first calling them out for generalized stupidity.

For a while there after the Olberman firing, NBC (and MSNBC) was doing "ok" for the most part. You could watch a show with a certain expectation that the bobble-head that was at the desk would get around to giving information to some degree with objectivity within an almost reasonable amount of time with an almost acceptable number of commercial breaks. That went on for about a year or so and it was ok.

Then they started in with hiring the bombastic anchors and the perpetual news machine stuff again on certain shows while leaving parts of the daily schedule still watchable. That went on for a while, maybe a year or so.

Since about this time last year though, it has been a steady march toward derp-ville with the addition of one after another anchor who bring their own brand of liberal hysteria to the screen. This past summer it peaked with Chris Matthews and his nearly daily rants, Melissa Harris Perry having a crying fit over what was not that much of a deal, Chris Hayes pulling a knuckheaded insult of veterans no Veterans Day and the list goes on. (Oddly, Ed Schultz, who was one of the earlier anchors who was screaming the most, appears to be the more reasonable of the bunch as of late.). And the list can go on with each "show" in the daily schedule being a new way to beat the dead horse of the day's issue.

I could go on but you get the picture.

These days, I watch about as much MSNBC as I do Fox, which is about a grand total of 5 minutes a day. I tune in, get the gist of what everyone will be ranting about for the next 24 hour cycle, then move on. I don't miss at all the endless loop of pre-formed opinions each anchor has nor do I need to listen to yet another round of self-congratulatory drivel disguised as tv journalism. MSNBC is about as fake as it gets these days and as demonstrated in these final days leadi ...


I've said this before but...people that watch MSNBC know that they are being fed Bull'Shiat that reinforces their opinions/beliefs. People that watch Fox news believe that they are getting fair and balanced.....
 
2012-10-26 06:01:05 AM  

riverwalk barfly: Mikey1969: markfara: No, no it isn't. Also, I've bought all the pocket catheters I'm going to, so can you please advertise something else? Thank you.

OK, even after turning AdBlock off, I didn't see an ad for those. Are you sure you're on the right story? Maybe you drifted over into fetish land?

No, he/she is correct. It also includes the handy-dandy one that you can conceal in your pocket. And yes, per Pete Townshend, "I hope I die before I get old" .....


Wow... Would be nice at concerts and sporting events though.
 
2012-10-26 06:12:16 AM  

roadkillontheweb: I just wish they would leave that poor chicken alone. The Republicans have been rough on it this election.


Dude, there's nothing left of that chicken but a handful of feathers at this point.
 
2012-10-26 06:15:25 AM  

Mikey1969: riverwalk barfly: Mikey1969: markfara: No, no it isn't. Also, I've bought all the pocket catheters I'm going to, so can you please advertise something else? Thank you.

OK, even after turning AdBlock off, I didn't see an ad for those. Are you sure you're on the right story? Maybe you drifted over into fetish land?

No, he/she is correct. It also includes the handy-dandy one that you can conceal in your pocket. And yes, per Pete Townshend, "I hope I die before I get old" .....

Wow... Would be nice at concerts and sporting events though.


True, that. It's just that I'd like to be able to take in my propaganda without being forced to picture that creepy guy's penis every 10-12 minutes.
 
2012-10-26 06:21:15 AM  

riverwalk barfly: ve said this before but...people that watch MSNBC know that they are being fed Bull'Shiat that reinforces their opinions/beliefs. People that watch Fox news believe that they are getting fair and balanced.....


Yeah, you are right.

I take care of a 80 yr old mother who watches Fox just about every waking moment. While I try to tell her to not take them too seriously, she ardently believes that Fox is the only channel that tells the truth. She believes it so completely that should Obama win in a couple of weeks, she will openly weep at the results because she has been so thoroughly brainwashed to believe that Obama is the devil incarnate.

Its sad, but given her age, I just let it go. She has lived 8 decades and if this is the way she wants to live out her days, she has earned it whether I hold a different view or or not.

So I just keep my mouth shut.
 
2012-10-26 06:33:32 AM  
sorry to stick my Canadian nose in, but why not have an odd number of electoral college votes, 539 for instance, and avoid this 269-269 nonsense altogether? I know it wouldn't help if more than two candidates ever got any of these votes, but how often does that happen?
 
2012-10-26 06:48:22 AM  

alltim: sorry to stick my Canadian nose in, but why not have an odd number of electoral college votes, 539 for instance, and avoid this 269-269 nonsense altogether? I know it wouldn't help if more than two candidates ever got any of these votes, but how often does that happen?


Because we are "Americans" and Canadians aren't (but really they are). But I digress into geography. And you can't tell us what to do. But Mitt will tell tell you how much he loves the corporate tax structure in Canada and how much he hates the healthcare in Canada. You Canucks can't win.

/does that help? :)
 
2012-10-26 06:53:06 AM  
Morning Joe is breathlessly reporting that Obama's lead is gone in most battleground states. With nothing to stop the mittentum (sp?).
 
2012-10-26 06:59:21 AM  

Adam West for President: Morning Joe is breathlessly reporting that Obama's lead is gone in most battleground states. With nothing to stop the mittentum (sp?).


Scarborough is pathetic... It's either him or the dimwits over at Fox and Friends when I'm on the hampster wheel at the gym in the morning, so I go with Morning Joe, and my god, they so desperately want people to tune into their nonsense they promote anything that shows this as a "horse race".
 
2012-10-26 07:04:38 AM  

keylock71: Scarborough is pathetic... It's either him or the dimwits over at Fox and Friends when I'm on the hampster wheel at the gym in the morning, so I go with Morning Joe, and my god, they so desperately want people to tune into their nonsense they promote anything that shows this as a "horse race".


I watched a few minutes of that too and had to turn it off. What a bunch of buffoons the entire MJ crew is. It seems like each day one of them is throwing on on-air tantrum about something and walking off set.
 
2012-10-26 07:08:06 AM  

alltim: sorry to stick my Canadian nose in, but why not have an odd number of electoral college votes, 539 for instance, and avoid this 269-269 nonsense altogether? I know it wouldn't help if more than two candidates ever got any of these votes, but how often does that happen?


If I recall, the 538 is based on the number of people in Congress. 438 in the house (a number set by law) and 100 senators. I don't know why they don't amend the law to add one more representative and make in an odd number. Probably because the fight would be on who gets that extra congressman,

They call also add an extra electoral vote for the popular vote. So you'd get an extra electoral vote if you win the popular vote
 
2012-10-26 07:09:12 AM  
I wonder how all the undecided voters feel about this.
 
2012-10-26 07:28:58 AM  

homelessdude: keylock71: Scarborough is pathetic... It's either him or the dimwits over at Fox and Friends when I'm on the hampster wheel at the gym in the morning, so I go with Morning Joe, and my god, they so desperately want people to tune into their nonsense they promote anything that shows this as a "horse race".

I watched a few minutes of that too and had to turn it off. What a bunch of buffoons the entire MJ crew is. It seems like each day one of them is throwing on on-air tantrum about something and walking off set.


I only really catch the first half hour of it, but damn, it's awful... You've got smarmy douche bag Scarborough with is "Look how independent I am" schtick, Mika what-ever-her-name-is, whose only purpose seems to be to give Scarborough dirty looks when he says something douchey (which is often), and then a host of clowns including Al Sharpton, John Meechum, Mark Halprin, and that Deutch guy... Willie Guist is pretty much the only halfway likeable one and he pretty much just sits there with a "Doe in the headlights" look on his face.

It's my daily reminder of why I avoid cable and network news like the plague.
 
2012-10-26 07:29:11 AM  
Yeah, and we all could be struck by lightening tomorrow
 
2012-10-26 07:29:41 AM  
Maybe not one last time. There's still a week and a half to go.

At the very least I'm guessing we'll see someone in the politics tab snickering about the possibility of an EC tie a few more times. Probably the same guy who always does that...
 
2012-10-26 07:31:36 AM  

homelessdude: /end wall-o-text (sorry)


Weird that you didn't mention the highest-rated show on the network.
 
2012-10-26 07:34:59 AM  

keylock71: homelessdude: keylock71: Scarborough is pathetic... It's either him or the dimwits over at Fox and Friends when I'm on the hampster wheel at the gym in the morning, so I go with Morning Joe, and my god, they so desperately want people to tune into their nonsense they promote anything that shows this as a "horse race".

I watched a few minutes of that too and had to turn it off. What a bunch of buffoons the entire MJ crew is. It seems like each day one of them is throwing on on-air tantrum about something and walking off set.

I only really catch the first half hour of it, but damn, it's awful... You've got smarmy douche bag Scarborough with is "Look how independent I am" schtick, Mika what-ever-her-name-is, whose only purpose seems to be to give Scarborough dirty looks when he says something douchey (which is often), and then a host of clowns including Al Sharpton, John Meechum, Mark Halprin, and that Deutch guy... Willie Guist is pretty much the only halfway likeable one and he pretty much just sits there with a "Doe in the headlights" look on his face.

It's my daily reminder of why I avoid cable and network news like the plague.


I agree, except for some reason I like Mark Halprin. And that Deutch is just that a douche. But Mika is eye candy, until you look at her knees - yep post the pic of "but she has sharp knees."
But she does!
 
2012-10-26 07:37:53 AM  
Farked?
 
2012-10-26 07:37:58 AM  
http://www.horrorphilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/reanimator.jpg
 
2012-10-26 07:39:32 AM  
I almost wish it would come down to this.

Watching the liberals go insane as the House goes in to session.

In fact I want Boehner to plaster that same stupid grin across his face that Pelosi had as he makes a show of walking, gavel in hand, up the hill past a bunch of liberals.

Except unlike when Pelosi did it, there will be actual hate speech and spitting.
 
2012-10-26 07:40:56 AM  

Aar1012: alltim: sorry to stick my Canadian nose in, but why not have an odd number of electoral college votes, 539 for instance, and avoid this 269-269 nonsense altogether? I know it wouldn't help if more than two candidates ever got any of these votes, but how often does that happen?

If I recall, the 538 is based on the number of people in Congress. 438 in the house (a number set by law) and 100 senators. I don't know why they don't amend the law to add one more representative and make in an odd number. Probably because the fight would be on who gets that extra congressman,

They call also add an extra electoral vote for the popular vote. So you'd get an extra electoral vote if you win the popular vote


that answers my question. I did not know that the 438 + 100 thing was how they got the number. life seems so much simpler here on the tundra.
 
2012-10-26 07:41:52 AM  
For months now I've been wondering why NBC's morning show has been in the tank for Romney, slowly turning into Fox News Lite as the election grew closer. Some of it is obvious -- they give about twice as much coverage to the Romney campaign and Romney spokespeople as they do to Obama (except when it's time to cover an embarrassing gaffe) -- and some of it is more subtle such as the emotional language they use for each candidate -- "Romney stated that the economy is failing middle-class Americans, but Obama claimed that things are turning around".

For a long time I assumed that it was partly a strategy to distinguish themselves from CBS, and partly because Matt Lauer is a dick.

Finally I realized that I'd been wrong the whole time. NBC isn't in the tank for Romney. NBC is in the tank for a close race.

/Of course, Matt Lauer is still a dick. Top two auto-completes on Google for "Matt Lauer is a" are "prick" and "jerk".
 
2012-10-26 07:43:07 AM  

keylock71: Adam West for President: Morning Joe is breathlessly reporting that Obama's lead is gone in most battleground states. With nothing to stop the mittentum (sp?).

Scarborough is pathetic... It's either him or the dimwits over at Fox and Friends when I'm on the hampster wheel at the gym in the morning, so I go with Morning Joe, and my god, they so desperately want people to tune into their nonsense they promote anything that shows this as a "horse race".


I really love seeing Scarborough become an unfunny version of Stephen Colbert in that he's finally learned to love Romney over the past few months. The show should have had the "Countdown to Loving Mitt" graphic up.
 
2012-10-26 07:44:46 AM  
You should have seen Chuck Todd last week with Jonathan Martin of Politico on Hardball last week. They were basically talking about how Romney had this election in the bag and said that Romney would either win in a landslide or Obama would win a squeaker. They acted like Romney had the momentum of a runaway freight train and wondered why he was so popular.

The worst was Chris Matthews just sat there and said nothing it was sad. It seems like after the 1st Debate, Chris' soul died or something, at least Andrew Sullivan and Ed Schultz quit being all Eeyore.

But back to Chuck Todd that segment was extra pathetic because I believe he cited his inflated national number of Gallup thanks to southern white men and polls showing Romney "closing the gender gap". Never mind he said this a few days after the 2nd debate when Romney had the "binders full of women" debacle.
 
2012-10-26 07:45:29 AM  

randomjsa: I almost wish it would come down to this.

Watching the liberals go insane as the House goes in to session.

In fact I want Boehner to plaster that same stupid grin across his face that Pelosi had as he makes a show of walking, gavel in hand, up the hill past a bunch of liberals.

Except unlike when Pelosi did it, there will be actual hate speech and spitting.


redriverpak.files.wordpress.com

"Don't stop believin'...."
 
2012-10-26 07:48:01 AM  

riverwalk barfly: I agree, except for some reason I like Mark Halprin. And that Deutch is just that a douche. But Mika is eye candy, until you look at her knees - yep post the pic of "but she has sharp knees."
But she does!


Eh, I'm old and married. She's cute. I'll take her sharp knees and all... As long as she doesn't talk. : )
 
2012-10-26 07:51:09 AM  

Adam West for President: I really love seeing Scarborough become an unfunny version of Stephen Colbert in that he's finally learned to love Romney over the past few months. The show should have had the "Countdown to Loving Mitt" graphic up.


Yeah, I just can't stand the tone he uses... Like he's talking to children who can't possible grasp the intricacies of modern American politics like he can. Because, you know, he's a has-been politician from a Southern backwater with his own cable show.
 
2012-10-26 07:59:48 AM  

alltim: that answers my question. I did not know that the 438 + 100 thing was how they got the number. life seems so much simpler here on the tundra.


It may be simpler but you guys seem just as intent on electing douchebags to high office.
 
2012-10-26 08:01:56 AM  

keylock71: Yeah, I just can't stand the tone he uses... Like he's talking to children who can't possible grasp the intricacies of modern American politics like he can. Because, you know, he's a has-been politician from a Southern backwater with his own cable show.


He's talking to conservative viewers who tune into MSNBC.

(Curiously, some of the things Lawrence O'Donnel has had to say about his position working alongside Senators was genuinely interesting, because it brings to light the input of secondary and tertiary people.)
 
2012-10-26 08:03:45 AM  

keylock71: riverwalk barfly: I agree, except for some reason I like Mark Halprin. And that Deutch is just that a douche. But Mika is eye candy, until you look at her knees - yep post the pic of "but she has sharp knees."
But she does!

Eh, I'm old and married. She's cute. I'll take her sharp knees and all... As long as she doesn't talk. : )


Deutsch is one of the few I like on that show. His doucheyness is at just the right mix. I do like Mika, though.

I get the feeling she's the disappointment of the Brzezinski clan whenever they bring her dad onto the show.
 
2012-10-26 08:15:25 AM  

Aar1012: I don't know why they don't amend the law to add one more representative and make in an odd number. Probably because the fight would be on who gets that extra congressman,


The law should be changed to add 3 Congressmen so there are a total of 541 electoral votes. 541 is a prime number which will eliminate any chance of a tie.

/ Vote Muta the Problem Solver for President!
 
2012-10-26 08:16:33 AM  

keylock71: Willie Guist is pretty much the only halfway likeable one and he pretty much just sits there with a "Doe in the headlights" look on his face.


I was thinking the same thing. The weird part is that his segment, "News You Can't Use", is the only part of the broadcast that gets to the point and moves on. If the rest of the schedule was worked the same, it would be so much tolerable.

These networks extoll the 24hr news cycle merits, but they don't have 24 minutes of info to talk about on an average day. So they parse the info out, then parse the parsed info to squeeze out that last little bit of drama. The old coffee tag line "Good To The Last Drop" seems to be their mantra, but in reality it is a pretty bitter, stale cup the second time around not to mention the third, fourth, fifth etc. The worst part is then they have the audacity to sit there and pat themselves on the back for repeating the same crap for the last 24 hours and fawn over their colleagues for sitting there and reading a teleprompter.

And yet, the American public eats it up.
 
2012-10-26 08:21:55 AM  

TalenLee: keylock71: Yeah, I just can't stand the tone he uses... Like he's talking to children who can't possible grasp the intricacies of modern American politics like he can. Because, you know, he's a has-been politician from a Southern backwater with his own cable show.

He's talking to conservative viewers who tune into MSNBC.

(Curiously, some of the things Lawrence O'Donnel has had to say about his position working alongside Senators was genuinely interesting, because it brings to light the input of secondary and tertiary people.)


I've heard the name, but I've never seen any of his segments... He's from Boston, right?


Adam West for President: Deutsch is one of the few I like on that show. His doucheyness is at just the right mix. I do like Mika, though.

I get the feeling she's the disappointment of the Brzezinski clan whenever they bring her dad onto the show.


Ah yes, that's right... The Carter Administration. Sh makes some good points, but she's pretty much the Dean Martin to Scarborough's Jerry Lewis.


homelessdude: And yet, the American public eats it up.



Yep... It's what the American public has said they want as "News". So much for an informed and educated electorate.
 
2012-10-26 08:35:58 AM  

homelessdude: These networks extoll the 24hr news cycle merits, but they don't have 24 minutes of info to talk about on an average day. So they parse the info out, then parse the parsed info to squeeze out that last little bit of drama


The worst part is they would have over 24 hours of material per day if they just actually fact checked and engaged their stories.
 
2012-10-26 09:03:10 AM  
The story on Morning Joe today: Romney up 3 nationally, tied in CO, and Obama has lost 5 points of his lead in NV. No mention of any other swing state. Paint a narrative much there, Joe?

I didn't watch the whole thing (who could?), but I doubt it got much deeper.
 
2012-10-26 09:04:49 AM  

PonceAlyosha: homelessdude: These networks extoll the 24hr news cycle merits, but they don't have 24 minutes of info to talk about on an average day. So they parse the info out, then parse the parsed info to squeeze out that last little bit of drama

The worst part is they would have over 24 hours of material per day if they just actually fact checked and engaged their stories.


There is definitely 24 hours worth of information about the state of the world that could be talked about daily. If they expanded their horizons.
 
2012-10-26 09:06:40 AM  

Girl From The North Country: The story on Morning Joe today: Romney up 3 nationally, tied in CO, and Obama has lost 5 points of his lead in NV. No mention of any other swing state. Paint a narrative much there, Joe?

I didn't watch the whole thing (who could?), but I doubt it got much deeper.


I've noticed each poll that shows a tie or Romney lead cited by MJ is from a different poll each time. They've been doing that for the past couple of weeks.
 
2012-10-26 09:17:24 AM  
RCP Average 10/26/2012 9:15 AM EST:

Obama: 47.0
Romney: 47.9

OMG! Obama's got this in the bag! The evil media just wants a horse race for ratings!

/b-b-b-b-but Nate Silver!
 
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