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The Liberal Media v. Assholes Who Claim To Be Fair

Random checks today proved two things: while the so-called liberal media on the major TV networks’ websites (NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CBS) showed only pictures of VOTERS at the polls, Fox News decided to run a photo of John McCain casting his ballot. And oh, by the way … the McCain photo was twice as large as any of the generic VOTER pics on the other websites.

Which brings up a fundamental question about the election and the media: are not elections about the people’s right/privilege to chose whom they want?

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  mlbeyer wrote @ November 4th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

True, certain corners of the media are very biased either way, but I think the system that is used to carry out an election is part of the reason so many people choose not to exercise their voting privileges. The popular vote is not what decides an election, the ELECTORAL COLLEGE has that distinction. So some people believe their vote is not really a contribution so much as an empty suggestion that an electoral voter could choose to ignore. That is not necessarily my opinion, but people I have spoken with seem to believe it.

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