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  1. #1 How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File 
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    Possibly the best post-election analysis out there...

    How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed the Rank and File
    NOV 7 2012, 6:30 AM ET

    Nate Silver was right. His ideological antagonists were wrong. And that's just the beginning of the right's self-created information disadvantage.

    Before rank-and-file conservatives ask, "What went wrong?", they should ask themselves a question every bit as important: "Why were we the last to realize that things were going wrong for us?"

    Barack Obama just trounced a Republican opponent for the second time. But unlike four years ago, when most conservatives saw it coming, Tuesday's result was, for them, an unpleasant surprise. So many on the right had predicted a Mitt Romney victory, or even a blowout -- Dick Morris, George Will, and Michael Barone all predicted the GOP would break 300 electoral votes. Joe Scarborough scoffed at the notion that the election was anything other than a toss-up. Peggy Noonan insisted that those predicting an Obama victory were ignoring the world around them. Even Karl Rove, supposed political genius, missed the bulls-eye. These voices drove the coverage on Fox News, talk radio, the Drudge Report, and conservative blogs.

    Those audiences were misinformed.

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/...d-file/264855/

    Maybe it's time to turn off the Rush Limbaugh?
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    Nice job, mods. Moving my post nicely illustrates the problem outlined in the article. You guys seem to think you need to insulate yourselves from guys like Nate Silver and Chris Christie when really you guys should be listening to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    Nice job, mods. Moving my post nicely illustrates the problem outlined in the article. You guys seem to think you need to insulate yourselves from guys like Nate Silver and Chris Christie when really you guys should be doing the opposite-- listen to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Get the fuck out of here!
    I'll interpret your comment as a request (and respectfully deny it).
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    He conveniently ignores major polls that also showed Romney close or ahead, and I think it's hyperbole to call this a "trouncing" anyway. I'm probably getting close to growing weary of pundits on all sides myself. But the same denouncements he has of Hannity et al, can be applied to Matthews, O'donnel, Maher, etc. so he gains no moral high ground. Maybe conservative media amplifies Obama's faults, but there's also a strong case to be made that mainstream media amplifies his attributes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lager View Post
    Maybe conservative media amplifies Obama's faults, but there's also a strong case to be made that mainstream media amplifies his attributes.
    I was reading an article on the Slate where it said (based on a serious study of positive v negative articles) that the MSM is far more left-wing than FOX is right-wing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lager View Post
    He conveniently ignores major polls that also showed Romney close or ahead, and I think it's hyperbole to call this a "trouncing" anyway. I'm probably getting close to growing weary of pundits on all sides myself. But the same denouncements he has of Hannity et al, can be applied to Matthews, O'donnel, Maher, etc. so he gains no moral high ground. Maybe conservative media amplifies Obama's faults, but there's also a strong case to be made that mainstream media amplifies his attributes.
    I think the problem is that righties began believing their own mythology regarding Obama-- for example, this idea that Obama is a dumb guy who can't function without a teleprompter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    I'll interpret your comment as a request (and respectfully deny it).
    Oh look the Fowl Owl is back to shit on the rug.

    And in typical fashion this douchebag can't come up with anything original ans has to parrot what's being said on MSNBC.

    Electing someone like Christie as our GOP nominee is what got us a second term of Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    I'll interpret your comment as a request (and respectfully deny it).
    Hey Rock...that sounds like a challenge to me to you and your banhammer.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Hey Rock...that sounds like a challenge to me to you and your banhammer.....
    I shut him down for a couple hours but I thought if we were letting the other Obama people like m00, Melon Lube and mike spout their shit, I should allow the retarded carrion bird to say his piece also.
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