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The Biggest Republican Miscalculations Of 2012
Romney can still win.
Romney would win in an ‘unskewed’ landslide.
Latinos would vote for Romney.
Marriage equality would be defeated.
Obama juiced the jobs numbers.

The Biggest Republican Miscalculations Of 2012

  1. Romney can still win.
  2. Romney would win in an ‘unskewed’ landslide.
  3. Latinos would vote for Romney.
  4. Marriage equality would be defeated.
  5. Obama juiced the jobs numbers.
2012: A Year Of Gas Price Fibs On Fox
In 2012, like most years, U.S. gasoline prices fluctuated according to global market conditions, seasonal changes in demand and several other factors. Fox News fluctuated too, finding bad — often contradictory — news in the ups and downs alike. No matter which way gas prices went, the network always found a way to forecast doom for the economy and pin it on Obama. But experts agree that no president can control gas prices.
As Gas Prices Rise, Fox News Launches Relentless Campaign To Falsely Blame Obama 
As Gas Prices Fall, Fox Asks: Are Low Gas Prices A Bad Thing?
Fox News Portrays Romney As The Solution To High Prices
When Romney Loses, Fox News Asks: "How Do You Explain That?"

2012: A Year Of Gas Price Fibs On Fox

In 2012, like most years, U.S. gasoline prices fluctuated according to global market conditions, seasonal changes in demand and several other factors. Fox News fluctuated too, finding bad — often contradictory — news in the ups and downs alike. No matter which way gas prices went, the network always found a way to forecast doom for the economy and pin it on Obama. But experts agree that no president can control gas prices.

  • As Gas Prices Rise, Fox News Launches Relentless Campaign To Falsely Blame Obama 
  • As Gas Prices Fall, Fox Asks: Are Low Gas Prices A Bad Thing?
  • Fox News Portrays Romney As The Solution To High Prices
  • When Romney Loses, Fox News Asks: "How Do You Explain That?"
justinspoliticalcorner:

Great humor by The Simpsons tonight regarding Karl Rove’s controversial decision on Fixed Noise.

justinspoliticalcorner:

Great humor by The Simpsons tonight regarding Karl Rove’s controversial decision on Fixed Noise.

When it comes to the Mainstream Media, Fox News yet again dominated the ratings in the second quarter, taking the top 13 of the top thirty news programs out of anyone on television, with The O’Reilly Factor holding strong as the most watched news program in the nation. MSNBC takes up where Fox leaves off at #14 with Rachel Maddow and holds the next 5 spots until Piers Anthony at #19. CNN saw a drop of 35% in ratings compared to the same time last year.
Everyone knows CNN sucks and FOX’s demographic is anyone over 50 with a pulse. Unfortunately for MSNBC, while their reporting is excellent, most young moderate-to-progressive informed viewers are getting most of their information online these days.
None the less, having held the top 10 ten ratings positions on television for many years now, when Fox News bellyaches about the Mainstream Media, is it just because they are self-loathing?

When it comes to the Mainstream Media, Fox News yet again dominated the ratings in the second quarter, taking the top 13 of the top thirty news programs out of anyone on television, with The O’Reilly Factor holding strong as the most watched news program in the nation. MSNBC takes up where Fox leaves off at #14 with Rachel Maddow and holds the next 5 spots until Piers Anthony at #19. CNN saw a drop of 35% in ratings compared to the same time last year.

Everyone knows CNN sucks and FOX’s demographic is anyone over 50 with a pulse. Unfortunately for MSNBC, while their reporting is excellent, most young moderate-to-progressive informed viewers are getting most of their information online these days.

None the less, having held the top 10 ten ratings positions on television for many years now, when Fox News bellyaches about the Mainstream Media, is it just because they are self-loathing?

Geraldo Rivera blames hoodie for Trayvon’s death

Geraldo Rivera stirred up a firestorm when he said on Friday’s “Fox & Friends” that the black Florida teen might not be dead had he not worn a hoodie the night he was shot by a community watch volunteer George Zimmerman

“I believe that George Zimemrman, the overzealous neighborhood watch captain, should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law, and if he is criminally liable he should be prosecuted. But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera said.

“I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

He added: “You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a gangsta, you’re going to be a gangsta-wannabe, well people are going to perceive you as a menace.”

Another Whopper From Fox’s Graphics Department
There are several reasons why this graphic does more to confuse than to inform. First, Fox double-counted state taxes. They included the average state tax of about 23 cents per gallon both in the category “state” taxes and in the category”state & local” taxes. The totalof both state and local taxes is 30.4 cents on average. Fox also placed $3.83 at the bottom, as if taxes are in addition to the price for gasoline. But the $3.83 figure already includesthe taxes.
And in a continuing struggle with the concept of scale, Fox’s three tax figures appear about 70 percent as large as the $3.83 displayed underneath, when mathematically they’re less than 20 percent (and that’s without correcting for the double-counted state taxes). 

Another Whopper From Fox’s Graphics Department

There are several reasons why this graphic does more to confuse than to inform. First, Fox double-counted state taxes. They included the average state tax of about 23 cents per gallon both in the category “state” taxes and in the category”state & local” taxes. The totalof both state and local taxes is 30.4 cents on average. Fox also placed $3.83 at the bottom, as if taxes are in addition to the price for gasoline. But the $3.83 figure already includesthe taxes.

And in a continuing struggle with the concept of scale, Fox’s three tax figures appear about 70 percent as large as the $3.83 displayed underneath, when mathematically they’re less than 20 percent (and that’s without correcting for the double-counted state taxes). 

On the February 28 edition of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart discussed signs the economy is improving, saying, “[I]t’s good news — unless you work for a media organization whose job it is to make sure Obama doesn’t get re-elected.” He then mocked Fox News figures for appearing to use a Republican National Committee “pundit prep document” with talking points on the economy. At one point, Stewart noted that Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy admitted he was reading from the “pundit prep document” before going on to use one of its talking points.

Fox Host Eric Bolling To Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step Away From The Crack Pipe’