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Vanity: You Can't Overcome the MSM

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:30:45 AM PST by Portcall24

When you own the vehicle with which people make decisions you can mold those decisions into the outcome you desire. The vast majority of folks in this Nation never see what's posted on FR. They never have a chance to make a halfway informed decision. So sad.


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 2:30:50 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

I don’t think Obama would have hit 35% if the media were actually fair and balanced.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 2:33:27 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I predicted this would be a referendum on the media and I was right. They still hold sway and all of us that denied that need to wake the eff up.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 2:36:08 AM PST by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: newnhdad
I'm looking forward to the MSM explaining the $22 Trillion deficit we will have accumulated in the next 4 years.

I wonder if the US will be downgraded to Junk status by then?

4 posted on 11/07/2012 2:44:11 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: newnhdad

The local Fox station (broadcast network is just as liberal as the rest) is probably going to ban me on Facebook after what I am posting right now.

lol


5 posted on 11/07/2012 2:45:24 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: newnhdad

If one half of the 54 million cut the cord, satellite, cable...

They truly are the enemy of our Republic.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 2:56:43 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Portcall24
This is the unintended consequence of repealing the Fairness Doctrine. Repealing the Fairness Doctrine gave us conservative talk radio. The liberals got everything else, including the MSM.
7 posted on 11/07/2012 2:59:52 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Portcall24

You can block all their sites. Send emails informing them they have traded their responsibilities for political gain. They are a discrace to the profession and this country.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 3:01:57 AM PST by reader25
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To: Portcall24

One giant step for gaydom.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 3:08:50 AM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Portcall24

The media is the problem as well as where people get their news. Because Democrat tv can still exist, but if people were getting the truth from other sources then they would have a clear picture of things. But too many rely on Democrat media. So the media is the number one problem in America with schools being second.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 3:14:25 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: GeronL

Good for you for standing up for them. My local Fox is actually the only local news I trust in Kansas City. I can’t tell where the anchors lean because they do a good job and use Fox News clips and discuss issues with the Obama presidency like Libya. And the weather people are anti Global warming. But, I know that many on the other channels are die hard liberals.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 3:18:09 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: GeronL

Obama would never have risen above the status of community organizer IF the media had not aided and abetted him every step of the way. Obama is a LIE created and perpetuated by the MSM; they are the main culprits in all of this.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 3:25:50 AM PST by Josephat
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To: Mozilla

My local Fox station is shallow and liberal and its owned and operated by Fox not an affiliate.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 3:37:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Josephat; Mozilla; cripplecreek; abb

very true

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151073620682093&set=a.388525827092.174221.172530812092&type=1&theater

Here is a link to that Facebook thread, you can figure out which is me if they didn’t delete it. lol.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 3:40:06 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Portcall24

AMEN! You cannot fight the media and win...NEVER!! The Fourth Estate is the FIFTH COLUMN!!


15 posted on 11/07/2012 3:50:13 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: newnhdad
I predicted this would be a referendum on the media and I was right. They still hold sway and all of us that denied that need to wake the eff up.

Most democrats scoff when I mention the power of the MSM bias. They say that the effect would be very small. But thats just it, it only takes a few percent of people (low information voters) to pull an election either way, and its these people who are easily influenced by the MSM. I'd say the pool of this type of voter is probably only 5-10%, but that is more than enough to make a wave.

16 posted on 11/07/2012 3:53:30 AM PST by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Paradox

Here’s the answer to the assertion that the media isn’t powerful.

Tell them if the media (print, electronic) isn’t able to sway hearts and minds, then why do advertisers pay billions of dollars every year to craft and deliver a message about their products and services to potential buyers?


17 posted on 11/07/2012 4:06:53 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: aomagrat

I can’t agree half way. True, the repealing of the fairness doctrine opened the way for conservative talk radio. But the liberals already controlled the media way before the fairness doctrine was repealed. The repeal didn’t change that.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 4:14:00 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Portcall24

You can’t overcome cheating and the woman vote.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 4:16:12 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Portcall24

I have to agree. We may snicker all the time about the declining ratings of the news media, but when it comes down to it, the msm still holds a very powerful sway in keeping the electorate ignorant, mis informed as well as uninformed.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 4:16:40 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Ann Archy

Let us not forget we fought the media and won in 2010.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 4:22:50 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Oh gee.....that was Whack A Mole.....they TRIED like HELL, there were just TOO MANY of us for them to focus their hatred on.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 4:26:16 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: WashingtonSource

Don your tinfoil and consider my theory on 2010 and the results last night. The 2010 election was not subject to massive vote fraud. They could not risk putting their plan to manipulate the electronic vote in 2010 because if they were discovered they would not be able to implement it to keep the imposter in office in ‘12. They saved the bigs guns for when it really mattered. We all heard stories about Romney votes magically changing to Obama votes and people reporting it and the machines be “recalibrated”. How many times did this happen and the voter didn’t catch it? More importantly, how easy would it be to program a computer to count something as opposite of what the voter intended, in other words, to count every Romney vote for Obama and vice versa? Could they have changed every straight Republican ticket to straight Demon? That would explain people like Warren being elected. I don’t know much about computers, but I do know that they are tools of man and if the man using the tool is smart, powerful, and devious all kinds of mischief can ensue. I believe that major mischief unfolded last night and we will pay the price for years to come.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 4:56:31 AM PST by Josephat
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To: GeronL; All
I don’t think Obama would have hit 35% if the media were actually fair and balanced.

You are correct, of course. I said that this election was a battle between the MSM and the new media. The MSM won this fight. Just barely.

The question is, will they now be able to have enough backing of the government to survive and prevent the new media from taking their place?

They will have to put controls on the new media for this to happen. I do not think this will work with a Republican congress, but maybe Barack will be able to just do it by decree, and the MSM will cheer!

24 posted on 11/07/2012 4:57:54 AM PST by marktwain
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To: GeronL

I would love to see folks decend on the cable news networks and riot and destroy their facilities and burn those mothers down!


25 posted on 11/07/2012 5:19:49 AM PST by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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To: Portcall24
Andrew Breitbart said that politics is downstream from culture, and so long as the left controls what kids hear in school and pop culture, conservatives are swimming upstream against a narrative that leaves people assuming they are racist, greedy, backward, selfish, and hate women and that's a huge handicap to overcome before anyone will even listen to what conservatives have to say. It's one of the big reasons why they spend so much time demonizing Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. They know if people actually sat down and listened to or watched them that they would hear the unfiltered conservative message, and they don't want that.
26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:48:45 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Question_Assumptions

Thanks. Well said and very correct.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 7:50:33 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Arcy

That would be awesome


28 posted on 11/07/2012 12:23:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: marktwain

We don’t have a “Republican” Congress.
We have a RINO Congress.

Obama will rule without Congress anyway


29 posted on 11/07/2012 12:25:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Portcall24

Sure you can. If you couldn’t then no GOP would have won an election in the last 50 years. 2 years ago we beat the MSM. To start the century we beat the MSM 3 elections in a row. What you can’t beat is yourself. When you run Romneycare against Obamacare you shouldn’t be surprised when a large quantity of people fail to see the point.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 12:27:24 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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