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  1. Holy Diver

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    Romney’s ‘With Mitt’ smartphone app mocked for misspelling ‘America’ | The Raw Story

    The app allowed users to shoot a photo with their phone, then emblazon it with one of 14 pro-Romney banners. Supporters could then upload their pictures to Twitter or Facebook.

    “We thought this would be a fun, easy way to showcase support,” said the campaign’s digital director, Zac Moffatt. Instead, hundreds of waggish users seized upon the banner that said “A Better AMERCIA” and superimposed it on everything from spelling dictionaries to “The Simpsons” character Ralph Wiggum.

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    Looks like someone should be looking for a better QA department.
     
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    Yes, I made reference to this in another thread, pointing out the MSM's hypocrisy regarding how they are completely ignoring the fact that the President personally insulted and offended about 38 million Poles, but they made sure they had the time and space to report on this. :bricks:

    That's all to be expected though. Heck, if I was an Obama supporter I would want to talk about anything and everything besides the actual issues affecting our country.
     
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    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.....

    On CNN.com right now:

    1) Romney finally clinches GOP nomination
    2) Ticker: Trump's fiery 'birther' defense
    3) Blitzer-Trump 'birther' smackdown
    4) What Mexicans want in candidates
    5) 'Death camp' words trouble for Obama
    6) Romney iPhone app misspells 'America'
     
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    Actually, if you do a search on Google, you'll see the Obama gaffe appears to be well covered by the MSM, while the Amercia gaffe is not well covered (nor should it be in my opinion). That said, I wish the MSM would do a better job covering Florida guv's efforts to disenfranchise thousands of voters down in Florida. Maybe they think he's disenfranchising conservatives?
     
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    You see Patters, that's the problem. You have to do a google search to find the MSM coverage of the tremendously insulting thing the President said, something which an entire nation was deeply offended by. Whereas a stupid spelling mistake - made not by Mitt Romney himself but rather some anonymous member of his campaign staff - is garnering top billing headlines.
    What in the world are you talking about?!? I just looked up 12 MSM news websites and the Romney misspelling was mentioned prominently on each and every one whereas only 2 give equal billing to Obama horribly insulting remark.

    You have a very interesting definition of "not well covered."
     
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    WP making stuff up out of whole cloth? Knock me over with a feather.
     
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    It's a good thing you're a liberal Jack because I once got an infraction and was banned from a thread for saying virtually the exact same thing you've just said here.

    But as a liberal you don't need to worry about silly things like forum rules, so carry on. :singing:
     
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    Actually, I've been infracted and banned from threads a bunch. Like when I called you a troll, even though you've basically admitted being as much. So, even though you love to play the victim and make yourself out to be oh-so-oppressed around here, sorry, but that dog don't hunt.
     
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    Double Standard

    In News Coverage
    In Political Shenanagans
    In Poitical Partys
    Especially In Racial Incidents

    The left wing liberal Media are masters at it
     
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    The Bad news: Someone on Romney's staff probably got fired for this oversight.

    The GOOD news: Romney loves to fire people!
     
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    If the #1 news network is FOX
    If the #1 news paper is The WSJ
    If the #2 news blog is Drudge

    How is the media "left wing and liberal"?

    ( the question is rhetorical )
     
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    Gosh....I gotta tell you, I just watched Romney's "Better America" video.
    2:20 minutes of some really happy, prosperous, contented looking people - very upbeat and positive about "restoring" America to what it once was.

    From the looks of it - all that translates into "white."

    The Promise of America - YouTube

    For those who don't like wasting time on video - here's a montage of all the featured Americans.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Both stories seem like nothing but a lotta mitpicking, if you ask me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You need to put that into a much larger font size. (oh, wait, you're not so needy that you're essentially screaming for attention? ;) )
     
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    ...because the next thousand are left wing(also rhetorical)? You have a valid point that deserves consideration, but so do I.
     
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    Fox may be the #1 cable news outlet, but it's a distant 4th to the real networks.

    Ratings - TVNewser

    Evening News Ratings - TVNewser

    PS, for the guys with LEET MAFF SKILLZ WOOT WOOT, these numbers are essentially the same as the weekly numbers. They are reporting a daily number averaged over the month or week.

    We often leave the reality-based news out of the conversation and just repeat the ignorant meme that Fox leads all news channels, assuming news channels means cable news outlets ("Choose your news" programs.)

    When righties complain about the "mainstream media" they're complaining about better reporting and fact-checking, and making the veiled claim that only Fox (on television) has the unvarnished "truth." Rightists on bulletin boards love to add to this their favorite websites, ranging from Drudge for the merely dishonest to any of the yet worse sites that make no attempt to disguise their racism, misogyny, homophobia, antisemitism, and/or xenophobia.

    PFnV
     
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    Also need to consider who owns or runs these media outlets.

    Are the "liberal media" run by an abnormally larger % of lefties? Or are they skewed toward Republicans who have decided to use their assets as a mouthpiece for the other side?
     
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    I really don't know who the "MSM" meme is supposed to fool.

    The rightist media mouthpiece, Fox, sponsors rallies for political parties; makes unabashed statements of affiliation within their news programming; and most recently, has produced what amounts to a four minute campaign ad for Mitt Romney they call a "report."

    Now, the other "choose your news" network, MSN, is plenty tilted leftward.

    CNN is centrist, attempting to cover the whole day with news on the model of the network news standard.

    Complaining that every newscast isn't a pamphlet for your preferred bias is pretty silly.
     

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