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Wed Oct 14, 2015, 02:33 PM

 

If all the headlines are about Clinton winning, it will influence people who didn't watch the debate

Clearly it was a great night for Clinton.

Not only does she get to block Biden, she had the most airtime (you might not agree with her policies but Sanders needed the publicity more) and gets the most headlines.

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Reply If all the headlines are about Clinton winning, it will influence people who didn't watch the debate (Original post)
hill2016 Oct 2015 OP
wyldwolf Oct 2015 #1
hill2016 Oct 2015 #4
elehhhhna Oct 2015 #2
Fumesucker Oct 2015 #3
RichVRichV Oct 2015 #5
Fawke Em Oct 2015 #7
MineralMan Oct 2015 #8
RichVRichV Oct 2015 #12
MineralMan Oct 2015 #13
RichVRichV Oct 2015 #14
hill2016 Oct 2015 #9
cprise Oct 2015 #10
RichVRichV Oct 2015 #11
Historic NY Oct 2015 #6
DCBob Oct 2015 #15

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 02:37 PM

1. and that's exactly the goal Bernie poll freepers have.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 02:53 PM

4. how did that work for

 

Paul Ryan?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 02:43 PM

2. Just like 07 - 08.

 

Same exact headlines.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 02:48 PM

3. And then they will get on Facebook or Reddit or Twitter or any number or places and find the truth

Every technical forum I'm on has a social section where people talk about whatever, even there I see political talk, it's about impossible to avoid these days.

It's Götterdämmerung, the twilight of the gods, for the mainstream media and their lock on influence over people.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 03:17 PM

5. A segment of the population doesn't use social media.

That's who the MSM is targeting. Besides even with people who read social media, the MSM understands it's better to put out a narrative first to counter contradicting narratives. They partially cancel each other out leaving many people unsure what to decide.

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Response to RichVRichV (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 03:21 PM

7. That's a very small group these days.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 03:33 PM

8. You might be surprised, actually.

A lot of people don't use social media on any sort of regular basis. I'm one of those. I have a Facebook account, a Twitter account, and a LinkedIn account. I use the Facebook account to keep in touch with my friends and family only. I have the Twitter account to have improved access to Twitter, but rarely use Twitter and never post there. My LinkedIn account is only used to keep in touch with former professional associates. Now that I'm working exclusively on my own, I don't use it much, unless I get a notification about someone I know.

I know many, many people like myself who don't bother with social media, but have accounts they sometimes use for specific reasons.

Go look at random Facebook and Twitter accounts. Most of them have almost no traffic at all.

Confirmation bias is a dangerous thing. You may enjoy social media. That doesn't mean that everyone is like you. Not at all.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 04:41 PM

12. Not to argue your overall point (which is true)

but 76k posts on DU tends to counter your claim that you rarely use social media.

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Response to RichVRichV (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 07:19 PM

13. DU is not social media.

It's a discussion forum. I've been using those since the 1980s, before the Internet or social media existed.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 07:41 PM

14. I guess I have an odd definition of what social media means then.

I am rather warped so that's not surprising. I always considered online forums, news groups, and chat programs like irc to be old-school social media (and things like ham radios to be even older forms).

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Response to RichVRichV (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 04:02 PM

9. sorry

 

you make this seem like a conspiracy theory.

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Response to hill2016 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 04:08 PM

10. Actually, the wording in your OP

LOL!

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Response to hill2016 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 04:33 PM

11. Pundits are commentators, not reporters.

Most of the time they speak on a subject they are injecting bias. That's not a conspiracy, it's a fact. Corporations likewise have an agenda (to make money, and grow in size and influence which makes more money). They will push narrative that supports their agenda. The media is controlled by few large corporations. Does it seem so implausible to you they would push for a candidate that is beneficial to their agenda versus one that could be very harmful to their agenda?

The narrative being pushed just happens to favor your candidate on this subject (tomorrow on another subject it may not).




Or maybe you're trying to assert that companies like Fox News really are impartial?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 03:19 PM

6. 5 more debates.....

lots of things can happen..but I suspect the field will be whittled down by then.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 07:46 PM

15. Hillary accomplished exactly what she needed to do..

Convince the media and the doubters she is still the one to beat. She did that and more.

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