Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Liberal Phoenix

“Six Feet Under” makes another stab at Bush…FCC sweats out last episode

Here is a small excerpt from this article:

The Fox News Network, despite exit polls showing Al Gore had taken Florida, somehow knew through Devine intervention that Bush was the winner. This seemed odd to me, and also the millions of others who had voted for Gore. Finally, the GOP had successfully taken what was once deemed the “Liberal Media” and turned it into the RNN or Republican News Network. But it didn’t end there. For those who refused to buy-in and conform were systematically burned at the stake by the FCC. Is it any coincidence that CBS (the last liberal outlet) is the subject of constant fines by the FCC? Does everybody remember Dan Rather? Or to a lesser extent Howard Stern…a man who once supported Bush, but was levied harsh fines just days after telling his audience not to vote Republican in the upcoming election?

Ray has a great blog over sure to stop by.


At 8/22/2005 11:31 AM , Blogger halcyon67 said...

Bush is a moron. I don't need to go any further, do I?

At 8/22/2005 12:34 PM , Blogger Ray DeGraw said...

Yes, you do need to go further. Half the country out there still thinks this guy is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And since the televised media has sold it's soul to the devil, and the print media holds back on stories out of fear...the internet is the last thing we have.

I, for one, am sick of being called a crybaby liberal who bitches and moans about things but never does anything. That's why my friends and I started The Liberal Phoenix. That's why you, samantha, have that wonderful blog of yours...and that's why we must all take this fight to the next level.

I have linked this site, and I have linked yours. Keep up the good work...there are millions out there that need to be educated!!

Ray DeGraw

At 8/26/2005 10:23 PM , Blogger George said...

A little known fact despite being documented in Farenheit 9/11. Bush's cousin at Fox "News" called Florida for him.

At 8/30/2005 1:26 PM , Blogger Right On! said...

First, and most painfully obvious, network decision teams don’t sit around drinking piña coladas all day and shout out winners when the mood strikes them. Calling elections is a number-crunching process involving scores of analysts both inside and outside the network. One lone analyst could not single-handedly decide any election-night projections. There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of people involved in the process of gathering and analyzing election-night data.

The now-notorious Voter News Service, used by all the networks, assembles sample precinct data and raw vote totals from every state and county in America. That data gets plugged into computer analyses continuously throughout election day to produce statistical estimates of probable outcomes all over the country. Four people on the Fox News decision team were methodically analyzing the VNS data and—this being the media—the other three were Democrats.

Fox News had been the third network to project a Gore win in Florida earlier in the evening. Was that erroneous call a clever ruse to throw everyone off the scent before Ellis sneakily threw the election for Bush at 2:16 A.M.?

In a major report on how the networks had blundered into making a correct call for Bush at two in the morning, the Los Angeles Times suggestively reported that the networks were “following the lead of Fox News—where Bush’s first cousin John Ellis worked as an analyst.” The theory that John Ellis was single-handedly responsible for Fox New’s projection is fatuous enough. The idea that he was responsible for the projections of all the other networks requires something of a conspiratorial mind-set. But as explained by Concerned Propagandist Rosenstiel, after Fox called the election for Bush, the other networks were “pressured by Fox’s decision” to call the state for Bush, too. That “collective error helped create the suggestion of a race won by Bush.”

It was a “suggestion” made all the more insidious by virtue of being true. It is, after all, an incontrovertible fact that Fox News was right: Bush won. At no point from the moment Fox News called Florida for Bush—even after endless media-sponsored recounts continuing one year into the Bush administration—did Gore ever surpass Bush’s lead.

But moreover, not only would all the other “decision desk” analysts at Fox have had to be part of the malevolent Ellis conspiracy, but VNS would have had to be in on it, too. When Fox News called Florida for Bush, the VNS numbers indicated—accurately, as it turns out—that it would be impossible for Gore to overcome Bush’s lead. By 1:30 A.M., with 95 percent of Florida’s precincts counted, VNS had Bush winning with about a sixty thousand-vote lead. At 2:00 A.M. Gore would have needed to win 64 percent of the remaining 5 percent of votes to surpass Bush’s lead.

At 8/30/2005 6:48 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Link your source righton....I KNOW you didn't do that work. I'll give you a couple of be fair.

Remember what happens to righty links on this blog....

POOF!!! They are gone.

At 8/31/2005 5:29 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

You gotta be shittin' me!!

Try a credible site and stay away from the kool-aid for chrissakes.

At 9/01/2005 7:08 AM , Blogger Right On! said...

C'Mon, all that education and THAT is the best retort you've got?


At 9/01/2005 5:16 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

I keep my retorts to you at your level...I want you to understand.

At 9/04/2005 3:55 AM , Blogger Right On! said...

That was cute.


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