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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1988
In the aftermath of the elective process, I am deeply concerned about the intentional and unintentional manipulation of the electorate through paid advertising, poll taking and election night projections. In wake of the drama and excesses of the election, I would like to suggest that public interest advocates search for ways to: - Lay a legal base for subsequent libel actions by parties suffering from campaign lies. - Limit the amount of advertising permitted on behalf of candidates or propositions, or require the media to provide free time to explain the opposing sides of issues.
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January 15, 2003 | David Iverson
Voter News Service is dead. These were the folks whose flawed Florida exit polls helped prompt the networks to make their infamously premature election declarations in 2000. Last November, almost unbelievably, VNS was once again unable to provide its media clients with reliable information, forcing the networks and their local affiliates to fill time with an endless parade of punditry and backfill.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2001 | TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin, a professor of culture, journalism and sociology at New York University, is author of "Sacrifice" (Henry Holt & Co., 1999)
Suppose that a first cousin of Al Gore had been running one of the network news teams issuing election night projections. Suppose that, having previously recused himself from a columnist job, saying his objectivity would suffer from family loyalty, this cousin had chatted with Gore six times on election day. Suppose that the same cousin had been first to declare Gore as the winner in Florida on election night, helping coax the rival networks to follow suit, leading George W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2001 | TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin, a professor of culture, journalism and sociology at New York University, is author of "Sacrifice" (Henry Holt & Co., 1999)
Suppose that a first cousin of Al Gore had been running one of the network news teams issuing election night projections. Suppose that, having previously recused himself from a columnist job, saying his objectivity would suffer from family loyalty, this cousin had chatted with Gore six times on election day. Suppose that the same cousin had been first to declare Gore as the winner in Florida on election night, helping coax the rival networks to follow suit, leading George W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2000
Judging by the premature election night "projections" and prognostications, America has gone from a democracy to a media-ocracy. DAVID C. NICHOLS Los Angeles
NEWS
December 2, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
For most Americans, interest in the results of the 2012 presidential campaign ended somewhere around the first election night projections for President Obama and the brief, stunned concession speech delivered by a gobsmacked Mitt Romney. But for a small group of obsessives, the political equivalent of those who devour box scores for breakfast, a fascinating and welcome service has come from David Wasserman, a youthful and whip-smart campaign analyst with the Cook Political Report, who has become a one-man clearinghouse for presidential tabulations across the country.
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