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(NBC News)   In one last, desperate effort, the NBC political team tries to reanimate a dead horse, only to beat it one more time   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, NBC, Brendan Smialowski, electoral colleges, provisional ballots, District of Columbia, oath of office, boards of elections, Bipartisan Policy Center  
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2012-10-26 09:27:06 AM  
2 votes:

beta_plus: 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!

National polling doesn't matter. You have to look at the Electoral College polling to determine a projected "winner."
2012-10-26 09:24:26 AM  
2 votes:
I blame the American media for being a huge part of the reason people are so ignorant and uninformed. They act as if celebutards like things Snooki and the Kardashians actually qualify as "news", while largely ignoring the biggest issues facing the country, and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist unless there is a major event they can't possibly ignore.

It's pathetic you have to go to BBC, CBC or Al-Jazeera to get any decent international coverage. F*ck cable news.
2012-10-26 12:56:35 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:25:11 AM  
1 vote:

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

Just give it to DC. We've been arguing for representation for years.
2012-10-26 08:35:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 07:45:29 AM  
1 vote:

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.

"Don't stop believin'...."
2012-10-26 07:41:52 AM  
1 vote:
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 06:59:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 06:15:25 AM  
1 vote:

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 05:55:59 AM  
1 vote:

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 05:40:10 AM  
1 vote:
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 05:25:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 05:16:19 AM  
1 vote:
"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.
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