Jay Cronley: Election brings out blue, red media bias
BY JAY CRONLEY World Staff Columnist
Sunday, August 26, 2012
8/26/12 at 4:22 AM
What's an independent voter to think in the election homestretch?
There's the tendency for somebody residing in a 70-30 decided-since-the beginning-of-time state to lose interest in an election.
So, does a single, solitary vote in a heavily one-sided state matter?
Your financial contribution, or a well-considered opinion, could help in a swing state.
Four presidents have been elected on swing state muscle, losing the popular vote but winning the electoral numbers. It happened most recently in 2000, when Al Gore got half a million more votes than George W. Bush but wound up self-employed.
Numbers game: Does Mitt Romney's reluctance to show his most recent tax form matter?
Actually, yeah it does.
He says he wants to protect the information concerning his religious tithes. That donation matters this year, but not the years before?
Fine, so block out the religious sum and show the income and investment and tax numbers and rates.
Politicians have never gotten far on the honor system.
What's the toughest line President Barack Obama has to overcome?
"You've had four years."
The most identifying element in this election has been media bias.
Romney should appear at the end of the Stuart Varney show on Fox and say that he approved of that message; same for Obama and David Letterman.
British invasion: The British have come to get our TV money.
They speak well and are everywhere except on the NFL broadcasts.
We welcome those coming to get our money. Many of the athletes who represented other countries in the Olympics went to college and perfected their skills in the USA. As a common courtesy in such situations, they should give the United States half a medal.
Varney seems to blame Obama for everything except the recent outbreak of West Nile disease.
Letterman has turned into a bully. He makes fun of a person's perceived weakness, always from afar.
The election will be determined by the way the independent voters judge the head-to-head competition. There will be debates for the presidential candidates on Oct. 3, 16 and 22.
For comic relief, the vice president wingmen will debate Oct. 11.
Biased media members and entertainment figures are too dumb or possessed by the cause to realize that hatred seldom if ever converts an undecided voter. All bias does is reaffirm the believers. Undecided voters are too smart to be swayed by fiction.
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