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Secrets of the debate

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So you saw the debates? Who do you think "won?" Everyone has an opinion. I seemed to notice that half the time Bush answered with the same "stay the course" answer. Kerry was aggressive and on the attack. Sound off with your comments to this article on what you thought and click the link for the Top Ten Secrets They Don't Want You To Know About The Debates.

Nomination for the dumbest quote of all time:

"Anyone who declares a winner in this debate is a predictable partisan. They both did beautiful."
- Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia

Interestingly enough, more than 80% of ~45,000 respondents on CNNs web site felt Kerry clearly won.

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Bill O'Reilly's audience is more dumb & poor than most others

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There's a hilarious story on CNN about Comedy Central's Daily Show kicking the asses of other tv and news shows in terms of audience intelligence and affluence. Apparently after O'Wrongly spewed a bunch of remarks about Jon Stewarts audience being druggies and slackers, Comedy Central commissioned their own study, only to find that his audience leaves O'Reilly's team of brain-dead trailer-dwellers in the dust. Ironically, the Daily Show's audience knew more about politics and current events than Fox News'.

The comprehensive report actually indicates that viewers of Comdey Central's "Daily Show" are more knowledgeable about current events than CNN and other news network viewers!

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The Michael Larsen Story - Pressing His Luck

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[Television]
There's a very fun read about the infamous "Press Your Luck" game show contestant, Michael Larsen, who managed to (or so he thought) employ a winning strategy that had the network freaking out.

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Crash course in 21st century journalism

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Have a dangerous intersection in your town? Here's an idea. Have a television news crew set up at the corner, creating a nice distraction and order up a heaping helping o'broadside du jour... all caught on tape and guaranteed to give the moron newscaster his fifteen minutes of fame.

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Mich. Teens Set TV Viewing World Record

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Two teens in Grand Rapids have set the new standard for America's young, by watching 52 hours of consecutive television and are awaiting verification of a new world record... and a year's supply of rice-a-roni.

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Online museum of nausiating political commercials

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With what's starting to look like one of the sleaziest, BS-ridden presidential campaigns of all time, The American Museum of the Moving image has created a nifty web site archive of political commercials from all Presidential candidates from 1952 to the present.

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