Will the pundits of the right-wing noise machine ever be held accountable?


Posted  by AzBlueMeanie:

The insane rodeo clown Glenn Beck posted a pre-election piece at The Blaze, Romney Landslide: Here Are the Biggest Names Predicting It & How It Will Happen (condensed so you don't have to go to the link):

1. CNBC Anchor Larry Kudlow.

Kudlow said on his CNBC show “The Kudlow Report” on Oct. 25:  ”I am now predicting a 330 vote electoral landslide.”

2. MSNBC Host "Morning Joe" Scarborough.

"[M]y gut tells me there are two likely scenarios: (1) President Obama will
squeak out a narrow Electoral College victory or (2) Mitt Romney will
carry Ohio and be swept into office by a comfortable margin.

3. GOP Strategist, American Crossroads Super PAC and Crossroads GPS Super PAC, and FAUX News contributor Karl Rove.

"My prediction: Sometime after the cock crows on the morning of Nov. 7,
Mitt Romney will be declared America’s 45th president. Let’s call it
51%-48%, with Mr. Romney carrying at least 279 Electoral College votes,
probably more.”

4. Washington Post columnist, the "Patrician Prevaricator," George Will.

George Will outlined
a huge Romney Election Day in an interview on ABC’s “This Week,”
predicting a 321-217 landslide that included nearly every swing state
including Minnesota

5. FAUX News pundit and toe-sucking perv Dick Morris.

In a recent editorial for The Hill, Morris explained in detail his landslide prediction, and a Republican Senate to boot.

6. Washington Examiner pundit Michael Barone.

Barone predicted Romney will win with 315 electoral votes.

7. Las Vegas oddsmaker Wayne Allen Root — who is paying off losing bets today.

“I’m predicting a 5 to 7 point popular vote victory. Electorally it
won’t even be that close. Romney will win many states that went to Obama
in 2008. I’m predicting Romney victories in Ohio, Florida, Colorado,
Virginia, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Indiana. I
predict a Romney victory by 100 to 120 electoral votes.”

8. Israel (yes, that's what Beck wrote).

Abe Katsman of the Times of Israel writes of the Romney landslide among American voting in Israel.

(Apparently he forgot about the Jews who live in the Tri-state area and Florida who all voted for Obama).

9. And last but not least, the insane rodeo clown Glenn Beck.

“321-217 victory for Romney in the electoral college.”

Bonus for an even 10: The drug addled mind of the bloviating gas bag, Rush Limbaugh.

From the gas bag's web site Everything — Except the Polls — Points to a Romney Landslide. A bad case of "poll denial" there.

And then there's this assholeDean Chambers, the right-wing blogger who created "unskewed polls"
that showed Romney winning in a landslide. Chambers explained
that Nate Silver's statistical model couldn't possibly be right because "Silver is a man of very
small stature, a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice that
sounds almost exactly like the 'Mr. New Castrati' voice used by Rush
Limbaugh on his program. In fact, Silver could easily be the poster
child for the New Castrati in both image and sound."

National Review's Katrina Trinko
denounced "those on the center and on the left laughing at those on the
right 'unskewing' the polls or questioning the partisan breakdown in
the polling sample," because "it's unfair to conservatives to simply
mock them for questioning the partisan breakdown of polls."

(Note: The polling averages were remarkably on the mark in the final set of polls. As Bill Clinton would say, "It's arithmetic.")

Will any of these right-wing pundits ever be held accountable for their "poll denial" and contrived "unskewing" of the polls to conform to the rigid ideology of their hermetically sealed fact-free alternate reality bubble that the mighty Wurlitzer of the right-wing noise machine has created? Of course not. And this is dangerous for this country, as GOP analyst Steve Schmidt stated on election night.

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show made this point on his show the other night. "Television pundits and former Republican
presidential candidates make election predictions for which they will
not be held accountable."

Finally, there is this gem from Ed Kilgore at the Political Animal. Rather’s “Gut” Perfect End To MSM Campaign Punditry:

It’s probably appropriate, if sad, that a relic of the days when
three network news anchors stood athwart American political journalism
like colossi nicely sums up this year’s MSM punditry. Here’s Dan Rather from today’s “Morning Joe” (via Politico):

Longtime television journalist Dan Rather said on Tuesday
that reporters shouldn’t predict elections based on their gut — but
added that his tells him Mitt Romney will have a good day.

“Something in my gut tells me that it’s going to be a good
day for Romney,” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “But as a
reporter, you don’t report your gut. The polls all indicate, yes, Obama,
he has several paths to victory, Romney has only one. But don’t taunt
the alligator until after you cross the creek.”

And don’t cross the creek without a paddle, or at least some facts and logic.

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