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Qtec
01-19-2010, 07:59 AM
<u>Bush Cousin Calls Presidential Election</u>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For most Americans, and for much of the global television audience, however, Bush was always either the presumed "winner" or at the very least, the likely winner. Al Gore was always seen as trying to either "catch-up" to Bush, or "overturn" the Bush victory. The Bush claim to victory always had the veneer of legitimacy while the Gore claim effused a certain stench.

This perceived Bush victory, the perception that the horse race finally boiled down to one stallion breaking through the finish gate, was a network news fabrication. We saw it on TV. The networks called the election for George W. Bush, projecting him the winner — in effect declaring him the President Elect. CBS News’ Dan Rather boldly told us late on election night, "Sip it, Savor it, cup it, photostat it, underline it in red, press it in a book, put it in an album, hang it on the wall — George W. Bush is the next president of the United States." The networks anointed a President and no recount of actual votes will ever be able to undo that coronation.

The genesis of this call, and in particular the chronology of the ensuing echos are telling. The story began on election night at 2:16 AM. Fox News projected George W. Bush as winner of the Florida primary and the Presidential election. In a classic case of pack journalism that college professors will no doubt cite for years to come, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN all followed Fox’s lead during the next four minutes, calling the election for Bush.

The telling part of this story is that the call was made by John Ellis, a freelance political advisor contracted by Fox News to head their election night "decision desk." Ellis is also first cousin to George W. Bush and Florida governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush.

More than just a cousin in name, Ellis maintains close contact with the Bush brothers. A former colleague of his at The Boston Globe reports how he stays in regular email contact with his cousin Jeb. The Center for Public Inquiry reports that he has been a guest of his cousin George W. at the Texas governor’s mansion. During the election, Ellis took to the editorial pages of The Globe, defending George W. against charges of cocaine abuse, writing that he personally knew Bush was not a "cocaine addict" since he has been close with his cousin for a very long time. Hence it was not surprise, recently, when Ellis proclaimed, "I am loyal to my cousin.... I put that loyalty ahead of my loyalty to anyone else."

By calling the election for his cousin when he did, Ellis proved instrumental in turning Bush’s loss in the popular vote into an apparently righteous struggle to gain the presidency. With a constitutional crisis looming on the horizon, pundits called for Gore, and not Bush, to be a "patriot" and concede. In a fair count, without shenanigans or election irregularities, the Miami Herald estimated Gore would have won Florida by 23,000 votes. The Bush strategy all along was to prevent a recount and run out the clock — which he succeeded in doing, eventually winning the state and the presidency by a few hundred votes. The strategy only worked because Ellis coronated him the winner.

Weeks later, Ellis’ former colleague, Bill Kovach, while defending Ellis’ integrity as a journalist, reported that Ellis had been in telephone contact with both Jeb and George W. Bush on election night prior to his making the election call. Even Kovach admitted this was improper.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>It’s a clear a conflict of interest for a presidential candidate’s close and loyal first cousin, the nephew of a former U.S. President, to end up in a position to call the election for the U.S. national media?</span>

The puzzle comes together quickly. Ellis works for Roger Ailes, the director of Fox News. Ailes is the former Republican party media consultant who, according to Time Magazine, engineered Richard Nixon’s 1968 political resurrection, scripted Ronald Reagan’s 1984 debate comeback and was responsible for rescuing George Bush Senior’s floundering presidential campaign in 1988. It was Ailes who coached then candidate Bush Senior’s campaign performance, prepared him for debates, coordinated his television advertising, and cooked up the racially divisive Willie Horton campaign, eventually turning a double digit deficit in the polls into an election day upset for George Bush Senior. Ailes also served a stint as producer of the Rush Limbaugh radio show. </div></div>

So the cousin of GW and Jeb is hired by FoxNews on a 30 day contract to call the election???????? That sounds 'Fair and Balanced 'to me. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

Q



.....and the Supreme Court says, "lets not bother counting the remaining votes. Fox News says Bush won and we believe them..after all, they ARE fair and balanced."

Jeez.

pooltchr
01-19-2010, 08:11 AM
I can't believe anyone is still crying over the so-called stolen election.

Bush won.
Bush is now gone.
Get over it.

Steve

LWW
01-19-2010, 08:17 AM
They can't.

They must hate.

LWW

Gayle in MD
01-19-2010, 08:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <u>Bush Cousin Calls Presidential Election</u>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For most Americans, and for much of the global television audience, however, Bush was always either the presumed "winner" or at the very least, the likely winner. Al Gore was always seen as trying to either "catch-up" to Bush, or "overturn" the Bush victory. The Bush claim to victory always had the veneer of legitimacy while the Gore claim effused a certain stench.

This perceived Bush victory, the perception that the horse race finally boiled down to one stallion breaking through the finish gate, was a network news fabrication. We saw it on TV. The networks called the election for George W. Bush, projecting him the winner — in effect declaring him the President Elect. CBS News’ Dan Rather boldly told us late on election night, "Sip it, Savor it, cup it, photostat it, underline it in red, press it in a book, put it in an album, hang it on the wall — George W. Bush is the next president of the United States." The networks anointed a President and no recount of actual votes will ever be able to undo that coronation.

The genesis of this call, and in particular the chronology of the ensuing echos are telling. The story began on election night at 2:16 AM. Fox News projected George W. Bush as winner of the Florida primary and the Presidential election. In a classic case of pack journalism that college professors will no doubt cite for years to come, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN all followed Fox’s lead during the next four minutes, calling the election for Bush.

The telling part of this story is that the call was made by John Ellis, a freelance political advisor contracted by Fox News to head their election night "decision desk." Ellis is also first cousin to George W. Bush and Florida governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush.

More than just a cousin in name, Ellis maintains close contact with the Bush brothers. A former colleague of his at The Boston Globe reports how he stays in regular email contact with his cousin Jeb. The Center for Public Inquiry reports that he has been a guest of his cousin George W. at the Texas governor’s mansion. During the election, Ellis took to the editorial pages of The Globe, defending George W. against charges of cocaine abuse, writing that he personally knew Bush was not a "cocaine addict" since he has been close with his cousin for a very long time. Hence it was not surprise, recently, when Ellis proclaimed, "I am loyal to my cousin.... I put that loyalty ahead of my loyalty to anyone else."

By calling the election for his cousin when he did, Ellis proved instrumental in turning Bush’s loss in the popular vote into an apparently righteous struggle to gain the presidency. With a constitutional crisis looming on the horizon, pundits called for Gore, and not Bush, to be a "patriot" and concede. In a fair count, without shenanigans or election irregularities, the Miami Herald estimated Gore would have won Florida by 23,000 votes. The Bush strategy all along was to prevent a recount and run out the clock — which he succeeded in doing, eventually winning the state and the presidency by a few hundred votes. The strategy only worked because Ellis coronated him the winner.

Weeks later, Ellis’ former colleague, Bill Kovach, while defending Ellis’ integrity as a journalist, reported that Ellis had been in telephone contact with both Jeb and George W. Bush on election night prior to his making the election call. Even Kovach admitted this was improper.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>It’s a clear a conflict of interest for a presidential candidate’s close and loyal first cousin, the nephew of a former U.S. President, to end up in a position to call the election for the U.S. national media?</span>

The puzzle comes together quickly. Ellis works for Roger Ailes, the director of Fox News. Ailes is the former Republican party media consultant who, according to Time Magazine, engineered Richard Nixon’s 1968 political resurrection, scripted Ronald Reagan’s 1984 debate comeback and was responsible for rescuing George Bush Senior’s floundering presidential campaign in 1988. It was Ailes who coached then candidate Bush Senior’s campaign performance, prepared him for debates, coordinated his television advertising, and cooked up the racially divisive Willie Horton campaign, eventually turning a double digit deficit in the polls into an election day upset for George Bush Senior. Ailes also served a stint as producer of the Rush Limbaugh radio show. </div></div>

The guy was on a 30 day contract!

If the Tea Ps want to change American they should start with election reform.

Q


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The Tea P's are living in a cloud of propaganda....IMO.

Their record shows that they vote against their own best interests. Republicans are owned by corporate power. Their voting records prove their lack of concern for Middle Class Americans, and their non stop efforts to suck up to the very thieves who have poisoned our land with their polution, poisoned our food and water, and are stealing from and exploiting the American Dream from their perches on Wall Street, and always protected by Republican votes, by and large.

The right, who left the Republican party, for the Independent Party, is still doing what they always do, denying reality, twisting the truth, and failing to educate themselves about the filthy, corruption and irresponsibility of Republicans contributors, Corporate America, which is always at the source of our job problems, and our health problems.

Gore, carried the popular vote. Gore should have been president. Republican tactics were disgracful. The Republican conflict of interests is the story, from the Supreme Court, suspending normal settled law, taking away a state's right to count every vote, and then declaring that their actions would be a one time solution, not a sea change for the future, add Bush and Cheney twisting foreign and domestic rules of law, to advantage their corrupt corporate pigs, again, conflict of interest, invading another country, after cherry picking and creating their own intelligence, to benefit their oil cronies.

They are the worst of the worst, always have been, always will be.

G.

eg8r
01-19-2010, 09:52 AM
Well, hold your horses, OK, I can see the conflict of interest on Fox's part but what is up with the other news sources? Why are they copying whatever Fox says and not doing their own investigative research? Any reason why aren't you chastising them also in your post? When will you grow a spine? If you are going to chastise someone else for being partisan shouldn't you at least make a veiled attempt at bi-partisanship yourself?

eg8r