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  •  Sigh (none)
    That would explain why CNN last night was hurling Gallup like the holy grail - a lot more than usual.

    Just my luck to tune in the moment Candy Crowley is mockingly saying "The Kerry campaign says Gallup is an outlier poll," while she smirks tongue in cheek not taking the Dem strategists seriously.  I couldn't change the channel fast enough.

    First Bill Schneider, now Gallup - my boycott of CNN continues...

    •  I have simply stopped watching (none)
      them--not consciously--but just the way I don't watch Fox.  Who cares.  It's a pack of shallow thinkers spouting any ol' manure that comes into their head.  Dailykos and the web are how I stay informed now.

      The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all--John F. Kennedy

      by DCDemocrat on Tue Sep 28, 2004 at 12:59:43 PM PDT

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      •  CNN (none)
        Yes, it's very sad actually.  I used to appreciate CNN's straight-shooting approach (though Crowley was irritating in exactly the same way during the 2000 election).  At the gym I go to, above all the stairmasters, is a row of TV's.  One of them was always tuned to CNN, for years.  A few months ago somebody would periodically turn it to Fox.  Then it would be switched back to CNN (always when nobody looking).  In recent weeks it's been on Fox all the time.  I'm saddened to realize I don't care.  What's the difference?  (Except Fox's polls are more trustworthy!)
      •  CNN (none)
        Yes, it's very sad actually.  I used to appreciate CNN's straight-shooting approach (though Crowley was irritating in exactly the same way during the 2000 election).  At the gym I go to, above all the stairmasters, is a row of TV's.  One of them was always tuned to CNN, for years.  A few months ago somebody would periodically turn it to Fox.  Then it would be switched back to CNN (always when nobody was looking).  In recent weeks it's been on Fox all the time.  I'm saddened to realize I don't care.  What's the difference?  (Except Fox's polls are more trustworthy!)
        One more comment: I've travelled some overseas this year and CNN International remains excellent.  It's amazing what they can do, when they're not hiding in fear of the Repub screamers.  (Everybody knows the Repubs don't travel.)

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