Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Mike Albrecht, Nov 2, 2004.
In a copy of a poll on SfGate.com which network and Anchor do you trust the most for the election?
Jim Leher has more integrity than every one of these clowns put together.
With that said, I am watching Jon Stewart for the real returns this evening.
National Public Radio and PBS.
Dan Rather is the man! His back office researchers haven't misled me yet.
I trusted mom once.
I spent the evening channel-surfing between the three cable news networks: CNN, Fox and MSNBC. Later in the evening I dropped in on the local broadcast channels in hopes of getting local returns.
As far as facts went, I think that all three national cable news networks were reporting the same numbers. None of them called any states irreponsibly, in my opinion.
Concerning commentary, I thought that all three were restrained and professional. CNN and MSNBC didn't cheerlead for the Democrats and Fox avoided triumphalism as things started to break Bush's way. I was impressed by their coverage, actually.
Stylistically, I liked CNN and Fox, but thought that MSNBC was kind of dull. But so much depended on who each network had talking at a particular moment, that all three had their moments. That's basically what drove my incessant surfing.
The worst coverage was the local Bay Area broadcast coverage of state, county and city races.The problem here was disorganization, not bias. But local election coverage is historically weak, so that's nothing new.
I just heard Kerry conceded.
But Dan Rather refuses to call Ohio for Bush.
The phrase "Fool me once... " was heard being said to Dan's staff.
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