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Old 08-26-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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I don't think deep wants Obama's poll ratings to increase.

They already have, by the way, but that doesn't really play well into the chicken little scenario many have embraced so happily.
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Not 'softening' the story might well increase the number of people tuning in to the convention, but would certainly also hamper the party's ability to keep the focus on laying out its agenda.

I think the sketchiness of the investigation's findings thus far (at least based on what I've read) may also be a factor. All three of the men arrested had substantial criminal records, all three were 'under the influence' at the time of arrest, their cited links to 'outlaw biker' and 'white supremacist' groups remain speculative, and there may well be good reason to doubt the credibility of some of their statements. Time will tell.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:43 PM   #18
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I search in your post

for evidence of irony.

Assuming I am correct

in not finding any irony in said post,

Then riddle me this

How can a media 'softening'

regarding a seemingly plausible

assassination attempt

be justifiable

Given that it would

if anything

improve Obama's

poll ratings?
THANKS. You beat me to it.
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Not 'softening' the story might well increase the number of people tuning in to the convention, but would certainly also hamper the party's ability to keep the focus on laying out its agenda.
thanks for reading my post as I wrote it

and not just looking for a bias that was not intended and is not there
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:59 PM   #20
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thanks for reading my post as I wrote it

and not just looking for a bias that was not intended and is not there
Some see bias

where others see

realist pragmatism
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I search in your post

Then riddle me this

How can a media 'softening'

regarding a seemingly plausible

assassination attempt

be justifiable

Given that it would

if anything

improve Obama's

poll ratings?

Are you really that sure?

What are we talking about here?

How many of the posters in this forum would change their vote if someone was believed to be targeting McCain.

All this election is coming down to is a very small number of voters, 2, 3 maybe 4 %.



Many of these undecideds could just think why elect Obama when there are so many crazies out there.
The country could not survive the first Black President being assassinated.
It is too risky, he has two young daughters, why risk it?
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Are you really that sure?

What are we talking about here?

How many of the posters in this forum would change their vote if someone was believed to be targeting McCain.

All this election is coming down to is a very small number of voters, 2, 3 maybe 4 %.



Many of these undecideds could just think why elect Obama when there are so many crazies out there.
The country could not survive the first Black President being assassinated.
It is too risky, he has two young daughters, why risk it?


it seems that in every Obama thread

you find your own Resolution 1441
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it seems that in every Obama thread

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I have just given my thoughts on the situation.

Perhaps you would like to give your thoughts on the situation?


Are Keith Oberman, Chris Matthews and the rest of the media is some conspiracy to kill this story so Obama does not get a bounce in the polls?
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I have just given my thoughts on the situation.

Perhaps you would like to give your thoughts on the situation?


Are Keith Oberman, Chris Matthews and the rest of the media is some conspiracy to kill this story so Obama does not get a bounce in the polls?


you did it again!
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I search in your post

for evidence of irony.

Assuming I am correct

in not finding any irony in said post,

Then riddle me this

How can a media 'softening'

regarding a seemingly plausible

assassination attempt

be justifiable

Given that it would

if anything

improve Obama's

poll ratings?
Nice poem, but it doesn't work that way. There are many voters who are hesitant to support Obama because of assassination fears. There have been forums on the topic.

But the story has been played down for security reasons, not political ones.
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I don't know how to post screenshots, but this doesn't seem to be on the CNN or Fox site.

Link posted by BVS is from a UK newspaper (which I would consider reliable).

Are the US media not reporting this, perhaps to avoid any possibility of a copycat attempt?
Yes, they are. In the form of broadcasting.
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