Stand Up And Say “I Can’t Take MSM During Elections Any Longer!”

If you’re confused, mislead and frustrated with MSM blather on elections nights, with all their posturing as if they have half a clue, you are not alone. One HuffPo blogger has this to say about it all:

Q: I don’t get it.

A: Neither do the networks. That’s why the campaigns will be spinning them like crazy.

Q: You mean the expectations game?

A: No, it’s way wilder than that. You’ve got 24 separate state contests (plus American Samoa), but you’ve also got the aggregate big-picture shebang. In each state, as well as collectively, you’ve got popular votes, Democrats’ votes, and independents’ votes. You’ve got delegates by congressional district, at-large delegates, superdelegates, soft pledged delegates, soft unpledged delegates, hard delegates, and unpledged add-on delegates. You’ve got red states, blue states, bellwether states, and must-carry-in-November states. Both campaigns are thoroughly prepared to take any outcome on each of those dimensions and confect a convincing “win” out of a grab-bag of “upsets,” “momentum,” “patterns of success,” “X states out of 24,” “Y electoral votes out of 538,” “Z percent of the popular [or independent] vote,” “the highest percentage of delegates at stake,” “the highest total delegate count [including or excluding Florida and Michigan]”…

Full post here. There are alternatives to MSM on Super Tuesday. And of course I’m working for one, so I’ll refrain from pimping that here for just a moment. But start with local, political, alt offerings such as Kudzu Vine on BlogTalkRadio, live tonight at 5pm.

7 comments

  1. AlanR says:

    With a special place in hell for all the polling firms. Has any one noticed that the polling guys don’t have clue? One always ends up close, but I’m beginning to think its random chance. And I’ll take your advice about alternatives. Can’t be worse, and will surely be different.

  2. Rogue109 says:

    SpaceyG: How about if we want to read the Huffington Post, you just let us go there on our own? This is the third time in the last fortnight where you’ve dragged HuffPo posts here!

  3. Rogue109 says:

    Good point, Bill. I, for one, also like to tell people that I’m driving to work at a speed of 35 knots (grin).

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