Re: ELECTION: problems/solutions

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 14:25:31 MST

zeb haradon wrote:
> >From: Brian D Williams <>
> >Reply-To:
> >To:
> >Subject: ELECTION: problems/solutions
> >Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 08:19:32 -0800 (PST)
> >
> >PROBLEM: The media may have influenced the outcome of the vote.
> >
> >SOLUTION: Ban all media from polling places, ban all media
> > discussion of election results till all polls have
> > closed.
> >
> This would be a violation of free speech. "The media", however it is
> defined, can discuss anything they want with or without the intention of
> influencing the outcome of the election.

The media, as corporations, are de facto government entities. Unobjective news
media are thus biased government entities campaigning for a candidate.
Announcing a candidate winning a state before polls close and official winners
are announced is campaigning for that candidate, because it discourages opposing
voters from going to the polls, and is thus a violation of free speech limits.
Media reporters, editors, and executives tend to be overwhelmingly Democrat,
whose typical idea of 'objectivity' is to spout the moderate liberal agenda and
claiming that is middle of the road. (Middle of the Democrat road, maybe).

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