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|Subject: Re: Misinformation||Date: 11/7/2012 8:06 PM|
|Author: sykesix||Number: 1834012 of 1998794|
What is the larger takeaway from this? Message to the right: YOU NEED NEW NEWS SOURCES. You sucked up the lies from Daily Caller about skewed polls, fake-o reports about Republicans being overrepresented in early voter turnout, and every other falsehood those sources saw fit to fill your heads with. They were wrong, and now those of you who saw fit to confidently repeat those falsehoods are equally complicit in just being wrong.
Have a rec. The thing about this election that is so obvious, is that the right wing was wildly, wildly wrong about...facts.
The polls said what they said. There are different ways to interpret them, or to spin them. Maybe Republicans have higher voter enthusiasm which isn't reflected in the polls, etc. Reasonable people can look at the same set of data and come to a slightly different conclusions. But there really isn't a ton of room when it comes to polling data. We had a ton of polls and they were all saying the same thing. Obama has had this thing in the bag since summer, the only question was by how much.
But virtually every Republican pundit was not just wrong, they were incredibly wrong. Utterly, completely wrong. Ridiculously wrong. They all had Google and the access to Real Clear Politics. Either they didn't bother to look, or the looked and lied about what they saw.
Either way, they are dishonest buffoons who should be scorned for embracing idiocy.
I'm being too kind I know.
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