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Tue May 10, 2016, 09:24 PM

Why the HELL does CNN

think their pontificating panelists are more important to hear than Bernie Sanders giving an awesome speech?

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Reply Why the HELL does CNN (Original post)
Merryland May 2016 OP
onehandle May 2016 #1
morningfog May 2016 #5
onehandle May 2016 #8
morningfog May 2016 #12
Adrahil May 2016 #17
AgingAmerican May 2016 #19
Adrahil May 2016 #20
AgingAmerican May 2016 #21
Adrahil May 2016 #22
AgingAmerican May 2016 #23
beaglelover May 2016 #13
Octafish May 2016 #30
itsrobert May 2016 #2
Agschmid May 2016 #3
Armstead May 2016 #6
Agschmid May 2016 #10
Armstead May 2016 #16
nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #33
Jennylynn May 2016 #4
msongs May 2016 #7
anotherproletariat May 2016 #9
silvershadow May 2016 #11
MFM008 May 2016 #14
Skid Rogue May 2016 #15
litlbilly May 2016 #31
Sparkly May 2016 #18
LeftRant May 2016 #24
Cali_Democrat May 2016 #25
Hoyt May 2016 #26
VOX May 2016 #27
SusanCalvin May 2016 #28
Uncle Joe May 2016 #29
BillZBubb May 2016 #32

Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:26 PM

1. Because he lost?

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:27 PM

5. He won. I know it hurts. He won. A fucking gain.

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #5)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:28 PM

8. 3 delegates. 2018, here we come! nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:31 PM

12. Wait for the final tally, it will likely be more.

 

Hillary lost again and will lose more. If she does secure the majority of pledged delegates, it will be with a string of losses.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #12)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:43 PM

17. Obama lost the last 9 of 12 primaries.

 

Doesn't matter.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #17)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:46 PM

19. And Hillary won the popular vote in the 2008 primaries

 

Fickle, this so called Democracy we have

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #19)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:49 PM

20. Yup. And Obama won the nomination and and went on to win the Presidency. NT

 

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #20)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:06 PM

21. But Hillary won the popular vote

 

In 2008

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #21)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:10 PM

22. She did, but....

 

it was a narrow win, and, of course, does not consider caucus states that do not have a popular vote count and favored Obama heavily.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #22)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:11 PM

23. A fickle 'Democracy' indeed

 

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Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:32 PM

13. I know, 3 whole fucking delegates!!! WOO HOO!! LOL!!!!!

He's closing the gap man!!!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:21 PM

30. Deflection of truth, just like CNN.

CNN doesn't want America to hear what Bernie has to say. Undemocratic in the extreme.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:26 PM

2. 'awesome' is in the eye of the beholer

n/t

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:27 PM

3. Probably because they think he won't be the nominee.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #3)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:28 PM

6. Let's just forget elections and let the networks "schedule" the winners

 

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Response to Armstead (Reply #6)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:30 PM

10. People who say that seem to be forgetting about all the elections that have already occurred.

Yes I agree the primary system is flawed but guess what a lot of people have voted, and this is the outcome.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #10)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:42 PM

16. They help create an outcome by their punditry

 

I know it's unlikely, but who knows if all their statements that Clinton is the already nominee has prevented Sanders from actually getting margins that could have more significantly eaten into her lead to really make it a horserace?

There is a self-fulfilling prophecy effect. To be honest, if I were in an upcoming or very recently voting state (and wasn't such a Sanders fanatic) and preferred him, I might stay home listening to all their spin. Why bother since he's already lost? Or maybe cast a Clinton vote just to be on the winning "side.'


Since the early sweep of the South, the media has done its utmost to portray Clinton as the defacto winner. (And you combine that to the blackout on Bernie in the last fall when she was already treated as the defacto nominee before a single vote had been cast.)

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Response to Armstead (Reply #16)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:37 PM

33. I will be voting for minimum wage increase

 

the primary is not my main concern, It never has been, we never count.

I will still cast my vote, pretending it maters, in a democracy that is a bunch of magic tricks.

Did I mention I do not consider it a legitimate election? There is a danger when that starts to become wide spread. But I am stubborn, so will pretend to vote.

But what you speak off, is very true, and there are many systemic issues with this "democracy" of ours.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:27 PM

4. Because Trump wasn't standing next to Bernie

Nothing else matters!

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:28 PM

7. because that's the way they treat everyone just showing bits and pieces nt

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:29 PM

9. Honestly, once a candidate is no longer competitive, their attractiveness to the media

 

goes way down. Remember when all they could talk about was Ben Carson? Then suddenly it was obvious he was no longer a player, and it was if he never existed. The MSM has shifted their horserace to the Trump-Clinton contest.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:30 PM

11. Live link to the Rally speech:

 

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:33 PM

14. because

its all window dressng?
As Sanders campaign winds down.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:35 PM

15. It's all about the horse race...

and the horse race is over. Sorry.

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Response to Skid Rogue (Reply #15)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:26 PM

31. and another for the ignore list...

 

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 09:45 PM

18. It'd be a rerun anyway.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:14 PM

24. Pontificating pundits cost $, Bernie nets them none

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:15 PM

25. You do realize that most Americans aren't in love with Bernie, right?

 

Most people didn't swoon when a bird landed on his podium.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:16 PM

26. If you've heard one, you've heard em all.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:17 PM

27. Sadly, because he's not Trump, the cable go-to for ratings...

Unfortunately for this country, it is as CBS CEO Les Moonves said of the excessive Trump coverage: "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS."

That's how insane things are.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leslie-moonves-donald-trump-may-871464

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:18 PM

28. Still better than MSNBC. nt

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:19 PM

29. Because Bernie's message hits too close to their owner's ample pay checks home.

The corporate media conglomerates are corrupted by inherent conflicts of interest on multiple levels and no longer mesh with the best interests of the American People as a whole.


Thanks for the thread, Merryland.

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Response to Merryland (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:34 PM

32. They are all in for the corporatist candidate, not the people's champion.

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