Media Lemmings: Jumping off a Cliff Near You

lemming.jpgCan anyone out there explain math to the media? I’m having a hard time understanding why when it’s a three point difference between McCain, Giuliani, Romney and Huckabee, it’s a tie, but when Clinton beats Obama by three points, it’s a stunning victory.

It’s three points, people.

Yes, I understand one was a result, and the other a poll with margin for error. Please don’t yammer in the comments on this point. What I’m trying to say, is that it’s still three eff-ing points. Not the stuff of legend, landslide or legion. There is no call for an adjective like stunning in the same sentence as the qualifier “three points”. By that benchmark, my breakfast this morning was stupendous and my drive to work this morning immortal.

Just for fun, google — new hampshire stunning upset – and look how many identical headlines you find. Even with the ledes, they’re lemmings.

7 Responses to “Media Lemmings: Jumping off a Cliff Near You”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Maybe because Media Matters is Hillary’s lap dog.

  2. rube cretin Says:

    Jet… you and Lisa need a drink. Media Matters only deals in things that has already happened. read the the articles very carefully and if you don’t believe the media is playing a major role in selecting the next president, take another drink.

  3. Lisa Says:

    Well Rube would you agree things get reported after they happen?

  4. rube cretin Says:

    no lisa, i do not agee. There are many things reported which never happen. It took me a long time to see this, but I am convinced it is true. Please, the first time you know this truth, let me know.

  5. christopher Radulich Says:

    When ever an underdog sports team beats the other team it is called a stunning upset. So what the fuss?
    or this one point victory

  6. manapp99 Says:

    Rube is correct in this assesment:

    “There are many things reported which never happen.”

    Jason Blair of the NYT’s and Mike Barnicle of the Boston Globe are two well known examples. Both made stories and people up out of whole cloth. I don’t know where Blair went but Barnicle is now at MSNBC.

  7. manapp99 Says:

    Sorry, that should have been Jayson Blair not Jason.

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