2012 Presidential Election

2012 Presidential Debate Prep – MSM alternatives

Has the mainstream media (MSM) ever been completely honest and trustworthy with the information they disseminate to the masses?

I’m not so sure there was ever a time like that, but judging by what is happening here in 2012 – it seems like the MSM is trying harder than ever to “shape” public opinion, than they are “reporting” what is actually happening in the world.

With that being said, and I hope that most of you can see through the BS game that the “big networks” are playing in regards to domestic and international issues.

And I’m not going to get into the various endgame scenarios that are possible, but rather suggest some reading material to peruse prior to the various Presidential debates scheduled for this month.

Most of the stories you’ll read on these sites will not be covered in the MSM.

Recommended Reading

  • Newsbusters.org – They are diligent in uncovering the slanted reporting from the liberal media, and post several dozen stories daily. A must read.
  • Zerohedge.com – Mainly financial, but they shine light on many global economic issues – as well as domestic and foreign policy.
  • The Ulsterman Report – A very interesting political site, with supposed “insider” information. Apparently a lot of the stuff they published in the past – saw the light of day a year later… you’d have to read back into the archives to get up to speed.
  • Drudge Report – Most of you probably know about this, or have the app. But they do a great job aggregating the headlines – as well as frequently publish OLD stories that may contradict what certain individuals have recently said. A quick and easy way to get a pulse on what’s going on in the world.

It’s kind of concerning when it becomes very hard to trust the messages out there, and frustrating to think about how many people in this country actually take it at face value. Here’s an interesting speech given last month by Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic Pollster – who says that Mainstream media is threatening our country’s future:”

2012 Presidential Debate Schedule

  1. October 3rd @ 9pm (Presidential – topic: Domestic Policy)
  2. October 11th @ 9pm (Vice Presidential – topic: Domestic and Foreign Policy)
  3. October 16th @ 9pm (Presidential “Town Meeting” – topic: Domestic and Foreign Policy)
  4. October 22nd @ 9pm (Presidential – topic: Foreign Policy)

If none of this matters to you – then you might as well get helplessly drunk with other sheeple during the first Presidential debate.

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19 Comments on "2012 Presidential Election"


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livestrong
3 years 4 months ago

I read Drudge daily, and am amazed that the polling they reference shows Obama with a slight lead. I don’t know anyone voting for him! If Romney doesn’t win in a landslide, we have some major problems with this corrupt rigged country.

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trueblue11
3 years 4 months ago

you need to get out more…and BTW, fox news is not fair and balanced. Obama, 4 more years.[quote comment=”217390″]I read Drudge daily, and am amazed that the polling they reference shows Obama with a slight lead. I don’t know anyone voting for him! If Romney doesn’t win in a landslide, we have some major problems with this corrupt rigged country.[/quote]

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3 years 4 months ago

Who mentioned Fox News? Here’s a silly question; why 4 more years? Is it like voting for the color blue, just because it’s blue and no other reason? Would love to hear the reasons for your support for another term. I can’t, on principle, be a cheer leader for anyone in government. For me, it’s kind of like the friend you have to bring along that sits in the back seat of the car judging everyone else, telling them what’s good for them, telling us where to go out, which restaurant, and at the end of the meal says they… Read more »

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Craig-D
3 years 4 months ago

Drudge is citing Rasmussen, a right wing leaning poll that has posted results that are decidedly an outlier compared to all other polls for months. Even Fox News has Obama ahead nationally by a larger margin than Rasmussen reports. A poll of the popular vote is irrelevant in any case because that’s not how presidents are elected. Current electoral maps have Obama with at least 300 electoral votes if the election were held today (270 needed to win) and it’s possible he’ll get as many as 360 – which would be a blowout. Obama is now up big in Ohio,… Read more »

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trueblue11
3 years 4 months ago

no one could fix the mess that GW Bush left our country in, no one. and difinitely not in 4 years. Why Obama didn’t press for him to charged as a war criminal is beyond me. A bullshit war in Iraq(weapons of Mass destruction?) 4 thousands or so US troops killed, Tens of thousands maimed and a million or so Iraqis civilians dead. For Nothing. (not counting profits made by Cheney and co.) But that’s another issue. Is Obama perfect, no way near, but I believe, as a country, we’re going in the right direction. Romney is so out of… Read more »

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joey maxim
3 years 4 months ago

you may be correct on certain issues…As far as WMD.Wasn’t the biological aka chemicals used on the Kurds considered WMD? Didn’t US and coalition troops use gas masks in the two conflicts in 91 and 2003? Is it just possible saddam snuck some wmd to syria or iran? The main target,should have been bin laden..Our country was attacked from within and our planes were used as bombs to hit nyc and DC.. Your guess is as good as anyone elses as to what is truth..It’s not about tax ,retirement,property values more than waking up the next day and thanking the… Read more »

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HansBrix
3 years 4 months ago

W/r/t the economy, Iraq wasn’t nearly as bad a the war GWB waged on mortgage underwriting standards. In an ill conceived effort to get the minority vote he pushed and pushed to get home lending standards lowered specifically to increase “minority home ownership”. This allowed folks like Angelo Mozillo to collude with illegal strawberry pickers to defraud the american taxpayer via $700k subprime mortgages that couldn’t be paid.

The press never said much about this (perhaps they were confused “Bush = bad; minorities = good. Does not compute) but if you read:

policyalmanac.org/social_welfare/archive/wh_minority_housing.shtml

You’ll see how the disaster got started.

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HansBrix
3 years 4 months ago

Meant to add: the fatal flaw was confusing “more affordable” with letting people borrow more. Easier borrowing ( for everyone) means higher prices. Look at college costs. So GWB helped create the housing bubble by Jihading against lending standards. And another take away: when a “conservative” president promotes a liberal policy…look out. It was Nixon who burdened us with affirmative action, Reagan who amnestied millions of illegals, and GWB who wanted to “spread democracy” in a region of the world where democracy had no hope of being accepted. And Iraq was about oil…but not for the reasons trueblue thinks. Hint:… Read more »

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3 years 4 months ago

As with the local Hoboken elections, all these candidates promise this and that and end up being the third of *three kinds of people in the world (*see Team America: bar scene). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cV_q-mVAAA Whether you’re a D or a P, it’s all the same. They keep promising to do more and more on top of a mountain of crap, but it’s just another turd of debt. If only both locally and federally, government began campaigning on what little they will do in terms of spending so that we impossibly avoid fiscal suicide of $16 trillion towards $23 trill without the… Read more »

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3 years 4 months ago

There was a last minute debate change apparently they have added a new twist, both candidates must now debate in their best southern accent. 😆

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