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When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

October 01, 2004

Post-Debate Observation

Bravo Romeo Delta

I was going to do some post-debate roundup, but did anyone notice the number of times bloggers were mentioned by the punditry? That, in combination with the fact that Fox polled for Kerry, while CNN called it in favor of Bush.

This may point to two things: media outlets, sensitive to bias allegations are (unconciously) hedging on the safe side by acting counter to their alleged biases. Secondly, a few pats on the heads of the bloggers, might also be in oblique reference to the Rathergate business.

Interesting. I do agree with some of the punditocracy that the polls will tighten - simply not enough was done to merit a widening of the gap. I think.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at October 1, 2004 04:02 AM

Retaliatiory Launches

Agreed - no big gap should result, and, by a hair, I agree with Fox, though I was watching CNN's take on it.

Posted by: Patton at October 1, 2004 04:17 AM

Ditto, on this and your live blogging coverage post. For me it was to painful to watch it on tv, so I switched to the radio. There Bush did not fair as badly.

The real test will be after all 3 debates are done.

Posted by: Michele at October 2, 2004 03:16 PM

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