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Old 11-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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There's a new rumour going around that after so much money got spent on Karl Roves ineffectual campaign that Rupert Murdoch is seriously considering a Fox News sponsored duo for 2016.

Murdoch has approached large Republican and Tea Party donors claiming his candidates will cost far less than Romney/Ryan did in 2012

With both candidates under contract to Fox News there will be no going "off message" this time around.

Morning host Steve Doocy has the inside track for the Presidential nomination while the very female Megyn Kelly is being touted as a vice presidential candidate who could keep Republican support rock solid.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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There's a new rumour going around that after so much money got spent on Karl Roves ineffectual campaign that Rupert Murdoch is seriously considering a Fox News sponsored duo for 2016.

Murdoch has approached large Republican and Tea Party donors claiming his candidates will cost far less than Romney/Ryan did in 2012

With both candidates under contract to Fox News there will be no going "off message" this time around.

Morning host Steve Doocy has the inside track for the Presidential nomination while the very female Megyn Kelly is being touted as a vice presidential candidate who could keep Republican support rock solid.
Good thing for us there will be 2,000,000 less Republicans by 2016.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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I think they should create some cartoon characters and run them, or was that the idea.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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The 2016 Republican candidate for President
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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That sounds like the plot for a really bad movie. Some possible problems:

1) Murdoch won't live until 2016.
2) Murdoch will be in prison by 2016.
3) If this plot is launched Fox News viewers will no longer be able to claim Fox is unbiased. I predict massive viewership declines.
4) Other advertisers on Fox abandon it wholesale.

I think this is someone's pipe dream.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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That sounds like the plot for a really bad movie. Some possible problems:

1) Murdoch won't live until 2016.
You don't know the power of the dark side.
2) Murdoch will be in prison by 2016.
Even mobsters remain in control while in prison
3) If this plot is launched Fox News viewers will no longer be able to claim Fox is unbiased. I predict massive viewership declines.
They plan on a logo that says "Fair and Balanced" on every campaign ad. Problem solved.
4) Other advertisers on Fox abandon it wholesale.
Every corporation in America will by airtime on Fox just in case they win

I think this is someone's pipe dream.
Rush doesn't mess with pipe. He takes Oxy's
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Murdoch: Now witness the firepower of a fully operational right wing propaganda station!

Too bad the main cannon is only fitted to fire bullshit.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #8
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There's a new rumour going around that after so much money got spent on Karl Roves ineffectual campaign that Rupert Murdoch is seriously considering a Fox News sponsored duo for 2016.

Murdoch has approached large Republican and Tea Party donors claiming his candidates will cost far less than Romney/Ryan did in 2012

With both candidates under contract to Fox News there will be no going "off message" this time around.

Morning host Steve Doocy has the inside track for the Presidential nomination while the very female Megyn Kelly is being touted as a vice presidential candidate who could keep Republican support rock hard.
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I thought they did in 2012?
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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Fox will run Rubio and some other conservative black guy
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
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The 2016 Republican candidate for President
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Like techs, I am all quiver over who that fox dynamic duo will be, as Rupert has some four years to beautify his slate of candidates.

But given the large set of candidates Rupert can choose from, unlike techs, I choose to augment my prediction records by saying definitively, Big Bird will not make the cut on any Murdock short lists.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:35 AM   #13
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I thought they did in 2012?
This. How can foxnews get any more blatant about it?
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This. How can foxnews get any more blatant about it?
I was thinking the same about MSNBC. CNN was the only cable news channel that was even trying to be evenhanded.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
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There's a new rumour going around that after so much money got spent on Karl Roves ineffectual campaign
How can anyone say the republican campaign was ineffective? Republicans had the worst candidate in history, and he still managed to get around 1/2 of the votes. That might have been the most effective campaign ever since it convinced many people to vote for a person who had terrible policies on almost every issue.

Car analogy. Suppose a town has 2 car dealerships. One of them sells high quality Honda Accords and the other sells shitty Dodge Intrepids. The Intrepid is known to be a horrible car that has endless problems. If the guy selling the Dodge products managed to match the sales of the guy selling Honda products, would you say that makes him a good Dodge salesman or a bad Dodge salesman?

Karl Rove should work for Chrysler. They really need a guy like him to save the company.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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Historically speaking the guy who finished second in the Presidential primaries is the Republican parties nominee 4 years later.

Hmm. True for Reagan. For Bush Sr it took 8 years but he was the nominee. It wasn't true for Bush Jr. since he didn't run against Dole. It was true for McCain and it was true for Romney.

So, by overwhelming recent history, Santorum will be the Republican nominee in 2016
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There's a new rumour going around that after so much money got spent on Karl Roves ineffectual campaign that Rupert Murdoch is seriously considering a Fox News sponsored duo for 2016.

Murdoch has approached large Republican and Tea Party donors claiming his candidates will cost far less than Romney/Ryan did in 2012

With both candidates under contract to Fox News there will be no going "off message" this time around.

Morning host Steve Doocy has the inside track for the Presidential nomination while the very female Megyn Kelly is being touted as a vice presidential candidate who could keep Republican support rock solid.
I believe this wouldn't happen because they would run into the equal access time thing for opponents.
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I was thinking the same about MSNBC. CNN was the only cable news channel that was even trying to be evenhanded.
Eh, they aren't as bad. At least msnbc doesn't go out and immediately hire their former candidates or campaign strategists. Case in point: Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Mike Huckabee, etc.
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I believe this wouldn't happen because they would run into the equal access time thing for opponents.
They wouldn't announce their candidacy until after the Dem and Republican conventions.
They can just speculate on how good a job they could do if they were elected before that.
See, Fair and Balanced.
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If that gets anywhere near a reality, Romney is simply going to buy FOX outright with some loose change he has in one of of his long forgotten stashes of cash and give it another go at the presidency.

THIS time however, he's going to do this right. He's going to go balls to the wall Tea Par-tay all the way, run FOX as a 24-7 campaign commercial, throw a measly couple hundred million at Limbaugh and get him to run his campaign, throw a couple more hundred mill at Ann Coulter to be his wing"man", and somehow convince Palin, Bachmann and Gingrich to keep their mouths shut once the campaign got rolling.

Then he's gonna get Bush and Cheney to surrogate for him big time and have John Bolton travel the world looking for international support.

Yep, my dream come true for the 2016 elections.
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I can see this happening. Hannity/O'Reilly for 2016.
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I can see this happening. Hannity/O'Reilly for 2016.
O'reilly wouldn't play second fiddle to anyone if his life depended on it.
His ego knows no bounds.
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