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(Politico)   The top 10 political stories of 2012. Bunch of whores, this one   (politico.com) divider line 16
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2012-12-24 11:11:32 AM  
3 votes:
Silver's projections, based primarily on his carefully curated aggregation of polling data

Wrong word. Curating's basically glorified cherry-picking based on taste. Silver's continued success is due to his models.

An interesting list, but ... somehow odd. I'm not a media expert, just a consumer, but to my mind 8 thru 10 (and maybe a few others) weren't all that memorable.
2012-12-24 02:01:16 PM  
2 votes:

namatad: Arkanaut: 2. Karl Rove's on-air meltdown

Oh yeah, I still smile when I think of that.

Math You Do As A Republican To Make Yourself Feel Better.

This will go down in history as the day Rove died.


The best part about the math line is that it was delivered by a Fox Blonde, the stepford wife of news media, and yet it cut to the very core of what was going wrong in Republicanland.
2012-12-24 12:20:29 PM  
2 votes:
CTRL+F for Benghazi...nope. Still not a scandal.
2012-12-24 03:56:52 PM  
1 votes:

aintnuttintofarkwith: Rwa2play: FTA: Let's face it: The media had a bad year.

No, the media have had a few bad years; ever since W. became President.

10. John King invites the wrath of Gingrich

To be fair to King, it was the GOP debate. Not going to expect the truth to seep out out of that morass.

9. Brian Ross's Tea Party error

...

Eh, #3? Would've put this in the bottom half; MSNBC is "alright"...it'll at least call out the BS spun by Fox News.

2. Karl Rove's on-air meltdown
1. Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh

Two of the great feel good moments for those of us on the left. Limbaugh getting mauled by even those on the right was...satisfying. Rove losing it on live TV (when he knew that $400 Million just went up in smoke) was a damn near orgasmic moment.

Ha! You should seriously consider writing a really, really shiatty blog.


Why? Politico has that slot filled anyway.
2012-12-24 03:51:00 PM  
1 votes:

Peki: Zombie Butler:
sickening and sad./i>

I go here. There are enough "experts" in various fields to call bs, wikipedia for a surface check, and search engines if I want to delve a bit more deeply. Internet isn't so great for local news though, so I still visit CNN and nbcla.com to round out my news.

The TV news is simply too loud and in your face, and it uses too many hyperbolic words to be able to distinguish what is actually important versus something someone thinks is important because they have too much time and money on their hands.


I do like the internet to check out differing information. However, I've found that frequently internet sites lead you to bad blogs, incorrect and repeated incorrect information and just outright lies.

I'll give you an example, I read a story in the Boston Herald about New York declaring a no fly zone during the Zucotti park crackdown. This meant that any news helicopter reporting on the event had to leave the area. This story was repeated over and over in blogs and other internet news sources.

I was having a discussion with another farker and so I posted the links. The farker came back with the FAA log which showed no such order was given. This confused me with so many sources reporting the order by the police and yet the FAA logs showed no such order given. After an hour of google fu, I finally came up with the answer.

The order was given by the police to leave the area but it was a bluff the reporters fell for not an official order given by any other governmental authority. The Herald was incorrect and every news source that quoted or expanded on the story were off base. Many jumped on the story because it solidified a preconceived concept of government suppressing speech. The truth was the police didn't want to be observed, so lied to the reporters, who like the obedient talking heads that they are, left.

I agree the loud and obnoxious talking heads are irritating and if anything, uninformative. I just want some real news. The question is, where is this fabled animal?
2012-12-24 02:36:36 PM  
1 votes:

Kome: randomjsa: No single media story was as highly charged as the face-off between conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke,

Hit add comment instead of preview... bah.

You mean when the media erupted in to a fit when Limbaugh treated a liberal woman the same way liberals treat conservative women?

When has any liberal host ever spent three days demanding a conservative woman post videos of her having sex in exchange for birth control?


That probably actually happened, in his head.
2012-12-24 02:32:26 PM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: No single media story was as highly charged as the face-off between conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke,

Hit add comment instead of preview... bah.

You mean when the media erupted in to a fit when Limbaugh treated a liberal woman the same way liberals treat conservative women?


I for one am shocked, SHOCKED, that liberals are trying to force conservative women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds; to bear the full cost of contraception; etc. al.
/
Do you try hard to sound stupid, or does it just come natural to you?
2012-12-24 01:57:23 PM  
1 votes:

Zombie Butler:
sickening and sad./i>

I go here. There are enough "experts" in various fields to call bs, wikipedia for a surface check, and search engines if I want to delve a bit more deeply. Internet isn't so great for local news though, so I still visit CNN and nbcla.com to round out my news.

The TV news is simply too loud and in your face, and it uses too many hyperbolic words to be able to distinguish what is actually important versus something someone thinks is important because they have too much time and money on their hands.

2012-12-24 01:53:05 PM  
1 votes:
You'd think the president being re-elected would be the top story of the year but, yeah, what does that have to do with politics?
2012-12-24 01:38:37 PM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: No single media story was as highly charged as the face-off between conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke,

Hit add comment instead of preview... bah.

You mean when the media erupted in to a fit when Limbaugh treated a liberal woman the same way liberals treat conservative women?


When has any liberal host ever spent three days demanding a conservative woman post videos of her having sex in exchange for birth control?
2012-12-24 01:06:51 PM  
1 votes:

Ken VeryBigLiar: So outside of #10 the top stories since August? While they were at it they could have thrown in Romney's "47%"
and Obama looking like he just ate strip mall sushi in Denver.

/Irrespective of your view on the guy, Walker beating the recall could have at least be given an mention.
//Or the spiraling amounts Super PACs are contributing
///Or the Republican primary field
////Feckin' lazy column.


Oh i agree but I don't think this was a political top 10. This was a navel gazing by the media, which considering the introduction to the "article" was darkly ironic.

My favorite part in the TFA was this "It didn't have the broader import that would justify A1," Post managing editor Liz Spayd told POLITICO." (Speaking about placing the story of Roger Allies offering to fund Gen. Petraeus Presidential bid in the Post's Style section.)

This quote just tells me that my sneaking suspicion that all of the "news media" has become just a propaganda machine is: true, accepted, and lamentable.

When did our "4th branch of government" become a reality show? Where do you get information when you have to question the motives of the person telling you the information.

sickening and sad.
2012-12-24 01:01:22 PM  
1 votes:
MSNBC vies with Fox News, the industry leader, for the coveted 25-54 demographic. Though total audience share remains significantly smaller, demographics are on their side. Barring major changes to the industry, MSNBC is poised to be even more politcally influential in the years ahead, particularly the 2016 cycle.

Sure. That would be fine. Except, like Comic Book Guy says: "I get my news from the Internet, like a normal person under seventy."
2012-12-24 11:55:03 AM  
1 votes:
So outside of #10 the top stories since August? While they were at it they could have thrown in Romney's "47%"
and Obama looking like he just ate strip mall sushi in Denver.

/Irrespective of your view on the guy, Walker beating the recall could have at least be given an mention.
//Or the spiraling amounts Super PACs are contributing
///Or the Republican primary field
////Feckin' lazy column.
2012-12-24 11:27:25 AM  
1 votes:
2. Karl Rove's on-air meltdown

Oh yeah, I still smile when I think of that.
2012-12-24 11:22:36 AM  
1 votes:

phaseolus: Silver's projections, based primarily on his carefully curated aggregation of polling data

Wrong word. Curating's basically glorified cherry-picking based on taste. Silver's continued success is due to his models.

An interesting list, but ... somehow odd. I'm not a media expert, just a consumer, but to my mind 8 thru 10 (and maybe a few others) weren't all that memorable.


Thats because Politico's headline is "top 10 media stories of 2012", which greatly narrows the notability factor. Unless they changed their headline, subby dropped the football.
2012-12-24 09:55:46 AM  
1 votes:
The top 10 political media stories of 2012. Bunch of whores, this one
 
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