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Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:21 PM

Explain Me This

I appreciate that Jeb! is the brother and son of a president, but he is polling at 3% yet the national media keep going to him to hear what he has to say about whatever. Clearly, we Democrats don't give a sh%t what he has to say and apparently 97% of Republican primary voters don't either.


That being said, shouldn't the media be giving Martin O'Malley more air time to voice his opinions? You can clearly see by my Avatar that I am a Sanders supporter, but fair is fair.

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:23 PM

1. The media cares more about a sensational story than actual news

 

The GOP train wreck is that sensational story to the detriment of Bernie and Martin.

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:25 PM

2. here's one explanation

Our own party "leadership" is deliberately burying the few chances our candidates have to get face time with the public so as to protect one of those candidates. Which, ironically, keeps her out of the spotlight as well.

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:26 PM

3. Fair may well be fair, but the media isn't. They're six conglomerates

with an interest in Jeb's! usefulness.

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:50 PM

4. if it bleeds it leads

 

Jeb is a train wreck along with all the candidates that get air and face time .There is no business like show business .

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:52 PM

5. The media doesn't care about "fair". They barely even care about accuracy.

 

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:53 PM

6. JEB has more money and therefore can buy more ads

 

so giving him some free air time to keep him spending that money makes business sense.



Explained?



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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:54 PM

7. Ahhhhh...... n/t

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 08:01 PM

8. O'Malley has definitely gotten the crappy end of the stick

Even crappier than Sanders.

It's like Dems only have 1 nominee to choose from while the GOP has half a stableful.

Gee....I wonder why that is?

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Response to ejbr (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 08:21 PM

9. "The media" is doing it's damndist to avoid O'Malley or Bernie.

The Clintons got the money and "the media" is bending over backwards to kiss their anointed asses so they can cash in on their share. Don't ever kid yourself, our "media" is every bit as corrupt as our establishment politicians and likely even more so.

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