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She did a wonderful job on the Ted Haggard documentary on HBO. I'll watch this just for that reason alone.

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These people are really passionate but woefully uninformed. They are misguided, good people. Minds clouded by fear/religion.

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These people are really passionate but woefully uninformed. They are misguided, good people. Minds clouded by fear/religion.

People always feel that way after their side loses. Doesn't matter if its a election or a football game. Its human nature, and no different for one side than the other.

I have some news for you. The vast majority of people who supported Mccain were sad the night of the election. Then we got up, went to work, and got over it. Just like the losing side of a US election has done since 1796.

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this isn't like the dems in 00 at all actually

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Good read...So nice to hear a lib admit the media obsession with Obama...No doubt that it did play a part in the election.

The Republicans will have to take their medicine, lick the wounds, and get back to it.

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I don't want to paint the whole lot of the Republican base as mean-spirited and cruel and unfriendly. To me it's more interesting to focus on the real Christian conservatives who didn't agree with anything I had to say but invited me over for dinner so that we could talk about it.

They had huge crowds, and I felt they were really underrepresented in the media. I didn’t feel like I saw these people on TV. And when I went out to talk to people, the first thing they would say to me was, "I can't believe you're talking to me." They were so flattered that I wanted to hear what they had to say because they'd say, "The media doesn't listen to us. You turn on the TV and all you see is Obama nation and you don't see us." They had some points. My liberal friends, I have to remind them that they have some really good points. No. 1, the media did not fairly represent them in this election. Obama was on the cover of every magazine all summer long. I understand Obama sold magazines. It's a business. But when you've got a presidential election and you have half of the country feeling really underrepresented, I think that's a real problem. And I think that's a bigger problem than Obama versus McCain.

There was this guy in Fort Wayne, Ind., Fred Boise, who says, "The media paints us to be fanatics. They treat us like hicks and we just go to Wal-Mart and we're rednecks. And they don't come to get to know us, and they go on stereotypes." I think all of that is true.

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Yes, we need more of things like the ability to "fairly" "swift boat" guys like John Kerry to make sure that everyone is happy. We needed more stories on how Obama was a closet Muslim, or that Ayers would be his Secretary of Socialism, to ensure fair treatment. You can whine about the media all you want, but Obama refused to drag McCain - or even Palin who was wide open for it - into the mud. McCain tried hard not to, but eventually had to let Palin make bogus character attacks in desperation. Since the candidate didn't play lowball, you have to make the media somehow an appendage of the Obama campaign in order for your conspirancy theories to fit.

Sorry that Obama was a much more exciting and interesting person that John McCain; but once he lost, all these same people started to say they never liked him anyways, so what's the point?

Once Palin was put in as VP, she definitely stole the media spotlight from Obama for a time - it was her own ineptness that doomed her, not the media. She had the chance to show that the critics were wrong and failed miserably. When you run on "values" and "morals" but have issues with your own immediate family that call them into question, the press will have a field day with it, because it's good copy, interesting to the typical American dumbass, and fills the time without taxing the brains of the talking heads.

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The Times actually assigned this important Sunday front page Business section story about the future of NASCAR to a freelance reporter who asked me during fact checking which race of the NASCAR season was the Indy 500. That’s like asking the NFL, when is the World Series?

No surprise there.

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I hate to break it to you, but up north people who are NASCAR fans are generally derided, especially the local ones - I liked cars a lot growing up in New England but had no doubt, for whatever ingrained reason, that NASCAR was professional wrestling with wheels. I can totally understand a business reporter not knowing anything about the sport end of the business.

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The documentary does clearly state that the people in it do not represent the majority of the republicans, just the more interesting people they spoke to.

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