I guess Republicans have a hard time learning. Here’s a story on the Georgia runoff election next week:
Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Senate runoff. Democrats are pushing to bank as many votes as possible while Republicans, including Walker, have taken a less aggressive approach that will leave Walker heavily dependent on runoff Election Day turnout.
Does that make any sense to anyone?
Add that Election Day is a runoff and not a true Election Day, can’t we predict who will win?
The other news out of Georgia is the coverage of the race. Newsbusters.org just released in a new analysis. “ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts blasted the GOP candidate with 88% negative coverage, while the Democratic incumbent enjoyed 71% positive press. More than half of the coverage (nearly 46 minutes, out of 87 minutes total) consisted of personal allegations against Walker,, vs. a mere 11 seconds spent on personal accusations against Warnock,” the study said.
One more interesting stat,
“The networks spent the lion’s share of their airtime focusing on Walker, while Warnock received a free ride. Our analysts looked at all 87 minutes of evening news coverage of the race from September 1 through November 29. About three-fourths of this coverage (64 minutes, 42 seconds) was spent discussing Walker, vs. 21 minutes, 12 seconds talking about Warnock — a three-to-one disparity,” the research said.
While we’re on elections, did you see the Democratic plan to change their primary cycle?
No more Iowa and New Hampshire at the top. Here’s the new plan:
South Carolina on Feb. 6, New Hampshire and Nevada on Feb. 13, Georgia on Feb. 20, and Michigan on Feb. 27.
It gets the south more involved, and if you remember it was S.C. that was Biden’s firewall last primary season.
It opens the primary to more minority voters and deemphasizes Iowa and it’s largely white voters to kick off the season and eliminate candidates.
It will be interesting to see the reactions from Iowa and N.H. if they lose their first in the nation status, especially Iowa who is eliminated totally
We’re going to spend more time on Elon Musk in a coming blog, but isn’t it interesting how he went from left hero and icon to hated person? Why? Because he bought Twitter and wanted to make it an open forum for all sides. If you believe in and support free speech how can you be against his drive to air all sides?
Twitter took a side and influenced the last election. Was that okay because it was pro left?
In fact, the person who made the decision to ban the NY Post story on Hunter’s laptop now says it was a “wrong decision.”
Why is he and outlets like CBS coming clean now?
Because Musk is about to release the reasons why it was buried and the Republican congress is going to hold hearings on why the story was depressed.
Folks, we have to be for Amendment One and free speech for all.
Meanwhile, Musk tweeted that he had a “good conversation” with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, and said that “we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.”
That’s good news, and I hope it is true that there was never a plan or thought to do so.
Social media must be free speech for all too.
It Can’t Be A Day Without Trump News
An appeals court halted the “special master” review of documents seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The decision was unanimous (3-0) and said the former president’s objections to the search should have been dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. This is a boost to the Justice Department’s continuing criminal investigation.
Closing arguments were made in the Trump Organization Tax Fraud Trial Focus against his company. A decision is expected next week. Watch the coverage of this.
Congress now has his taxes after the ruling they had the right. With weeks of house control left, watch for leaks and news on this.
A little bit of good news for the former President was the investigation into whether his administration was behind the tax audits of James Coney and Andrew McCabe came up empty.
The IRS’s inspector general didn’t find any evidence that they were targeted.
Two semi related news stories were on Kanye West.
First, he has been suspended again from Twitter for posting a nazi swastika on the site in a post.
Second, when questioned he said that he sees “good things about Hitler” and defended the Nazi regime in a antisemitic interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Here’s a quote:
“You’re not Hitler, you’re not a Nazi. You don’t deserve to be called that and demonized,” Mr. Jones said to Mr. West at one point.
“Well, I see good things about Hitler, also,” the rapper replied, who then credited the Nazi dictator with inventing highways and microphones. “Every human being has value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Be careful with the friends you pick and invite to dinner.