Election? What Election? Big 3 networks are ignoring midterm elections

Remember 2006?

Back then the mainstream media was quick to hype the anti-Bush wave that swept the Democrats into control of the Senate. Surely with the Republicans on the verge of picking up anywhere from 7-10 seats this election and control of the Senate, the media is providing the same amount of coverage.

Not so much.

As reported by the Media Research Center:

Our analysts found that, when Democrats were feeling good about their election prospects eight years ago, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC’s World News aired a combined 159 campaign stories (91 full reports and another 68 stories that mentioned the campaign). But during the same time period this year, those same newscasts have offered a paltry 25 stories (16 full reports and 9 mentions), a six-to-one disparity.

Amazingly, since September 1 ABC’s newly-renamed World News Tonight has yet to feature a single mention of this year’s campaign, let alone a full story. In contrast, eight years ago ABC’s World News aired 36 stories that discussed that year’s midterm campaign, including a weekly Thursday night feature that then-anchor Charlie Gibson promised would look at the “critical races.”

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It’s important to remember in 2006 the Democrats picked up 5 seats and one independent who caucused with them.  The’re still two weeks to go and I remain cautiously optimistic, but with a media as biased as this one, I keep waiting for some October surprise to save the Democrats from complete humiliation.


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Shake it off: Obama version

We are exactly two weeks out from election day and the President keeps proving to be the gift that keeps on giving to the Republicans:

As Remy from Reason TV demonstrates, this is just one more thing for Obama to shake off:



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Poll: 38% to 35% people think President Bush better at managing the goverment than President Obama

In these last two weeks leading up to election day, we can be certain we will be hit by a deluge of polls trying to predict the outcome of the midterm elections. I’ve done my best to ignore the polls and while I am cautiously optimistic about the Republicans winning control of the Senate, I have done my best not to get caught up in every little swing.

I could not however ignore this little tidbit from the recent Politico Poll:

Boy, when you do worse than the guy who was in charge during Hurricane Katrina, you’ve got some serious problems.

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