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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

TX Gal Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:37 PM
Why is it that if Fox has so many more viewers than the other news networks, more than MSNBC and CNN combined to hear some conservatives tell it, that you can continue to blame the "MSM" for any Republican loss?
Roy323 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:12 AM
Earl29-You are likely correct in "Foolish people to get their news from network news"; however, "Foolish People" also VOTE--WE JUST SAW THAT DEMONSTRATED!
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:50 PM
There was a time when journalists did a better job. That was before the advent of full scale advocacy journalism, which was pioneered by Fox News. Fox pushed MSNBC all the way left and made it very difficult indeed for the rest to do serious journalism. For over 20 years the right wing has been working to undermine the concept of objectivity. Now, people do not even seek objectivity as it just makes them uncomfortable.
Allan60 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:38 PM
Because non Republicans should have to see the evidence that Obama isn't doing a good job just as everyone saw the evidence of Bush's failures while he was President. I'm not asking you to love Romney, or Obama for that matter, but we should be willing to admit that our "journalists" are supposed to be doing the job of keeping the government in check, and they can hardly be said to have been doing their job for a while going all the way back to Iraq and the WMDs.

I can accept that plenty of people didn't like Romney, I didn't like him either, but what I find hard to stomach is how few people understood what Fast and Furious was, know what Quantitative Easing is, understood the NDAA, or really had knowledge of what Obamacare would do.
Allan60 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:36 PM
Because non Republicans should have to see the evidence that Obama isn't doing a good job just as everyone saw the evidence of Bush's failures while he was President. I'm not asking you to love Romney, or Obama for that matter, but we should be willing to admit that our "journalists" are supposed to be doing the job of keeping the government in check, and they can hardly be said to have been doing their job for a while going all the way back to Iraq and the WMDs.

I can accept that plenty of people didn't like Romney, I didn't like him either, but what I find hard to stomach is how few people understood what Fast and Furious was, know what Quantitative Easing is, understood the NDAA, or really had knowledge of what Obamacare would do.
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:19 PM
Foolish people to get their news from network news.
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:10 PM
Fox doesnt' even have that, to be honest. Fox is number one in cable news, but the vast majority of Americans get their news from network TV. ABC, NBC, and CBS all have more viewers than Fox.
Earl29 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:07 PM
Fox News has more viewers that any of them; not than all of them.

Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?

First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son asserted...