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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

In recent weeks, Elizabeth Warren has emerged as the mainstream media's favorite candidate – for now, at least.

Warren's polling has largely been stagnant over the course of the race for the Democratic nomination, but you wouldn't know it from the fawning coverage – coverage that just so happens to consistently echo the Warren campaign's exact talking points. The New York Times asks ‘Elizabeth Warren is running an ideas-first campaign. Will it work?' The Washington Post writes, ‘Warren's nonstop ideas reshape the Democratic presidential race -- and give her new momentum.' Apparently, the ‘self-admitted policy wonk who has put her meaty policy prescriptions front and center in the campaign' is also approaching ‘a breakout with black voters,' and ‘she is very good on the stump.'

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For anyone who plans on voting Democrat this has to be annoying if Warren isn't your preferred candidate.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-12 03:11 PM | Reply

Sounds like she has a good media team and policies that regular people are in favor of.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-12 03:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This is Good News.

Elizabeth Warren is one of the better Democratic candidates.

I'd be happy to vote for her in the general election.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-12 03:43 PM | Reply

#3 I would too. But the media is clearing the decks, on orders from above.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-12 03:48 PM | Reply

June 12 2019

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is continuing her upward momentum, jumping into the second-place slot in the latest poll from The Economist/YouGov.

The question, "If the Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were held today, who would you vote for?" was asked of those who said they planned to vote in the primaries.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is still in first place, but now at 26%, down one point.

Senator Elizabeth Warren takes second place, with 16%, up five points.

Senator Bernie Sanders drops to third place with 12%, down four points.

The Economist's data journalist G. Elliott Morris notes Warren's favorability ratings are the best among Democrats.

This week's new Economist/YouGov poll also has Warren up with the best favorability ratings.

% favorable minus % unfavorable, among Democrats:

Warren: 50
Biden: 43
Sanders: 43

Raw Story

#5 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-06-12 03:55 PM | Reply

Well, we all know who owns the media

Liz Warren

-- convenient jeffyj

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-06-12 04:03 PM | Reply

If the media is favoring one Democrat it would be Joe Biden, IMHO.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-12 04:23 PM | Reply

Where's the "shameful" part?
Are there... inaccuracies?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-12 08:22 PM | Reply

I thought the shameful PR campaign was for Beto and that little boy buttiliege or whatever.

#9 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-12 09:02 PM | Reply

Thread deserves a funny flag.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-13 07:32 AM | Reply

Thread deserves a funny flag.

#10 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Why?

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-13 03:43 PM | Reply

Just because her message is a positive one and the media is focusing more on her campaign does in no way mean they are her PR firm.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-13 03:58 PM | Reply

Laura,

Focusing is one thing. Quoting her talking points verbatim without using quotation marks is quite another.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-13 09:17 PM | Reply

"Laura,
Focusing is one thing. Quoting her talking points verbatim without using quotation marks is quite another.
#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ"

Not really seeing the difference here.
Seems like one of those things that's huge in your mind, but you can't explain it.
Which is most things you dislike about Democrats.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-13 09:19 PM | Reply

Not really seeing the difference here.

Why?

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-13 10:36 PM | Reply

Focusing is one thing. Quoting her talking points verbatim without using quotation marks is quite another.

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-06-13 09:17 PM | REPLY

Oh Good God gravy Marie. Somebody shoot me and get it over with PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what your problem is?? You're just jelly Republicans lack a positive message to air on the news. You're like Lokisfur while posting as Derfla5. The question mark makes all of the difference.

gph.is

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-13 11:53 PM | Reply

Laura,

Republicans don't factor into this thread at all.

This is a Dem primary issue.

When you discovered the DNC has its thumbs on the scales to favor Hillary over Sanders you were justifiably outraged.

But now you cheerlead the exact same tactics because you like Warren?

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-14 01:12 AM | Reply

JeffJ seems unaware that the news media routinely incorporates text verbatim from sources.

Like it's a "conspiracy" that they're doing this for Warren.

They do this for everybody.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 01:24 AM | Reply

JeffJ seems unaware that the news media routinely incorporates text verbatim from sources.

Like it's a "conspiracy" that they're doing this for Warren.

They do this for everybody.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 01:24 AM | Reply

JeffJ seems unaware that the news media routinely incorporates text verbatim from sources.

Like it's a "conspiracy" that they're doing this for Warren.

They do this for everybody.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 01:24 AM | Reply

I know it's true because I read it on the Internet three times.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 02:06 AM | Reply

Right wingers and Trump supporters in general are clearly becoming more and more nervous of a Warren-Trump showdown. It is clear (to me) that Warren will wipe the floor with Trump if she takes him on in the general election.

#22 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-06-14 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Right wingers and Trump supporters in general are clearly becoming more and more nervous of a Warren-Trump showdown. It is clear (to me) that Warren will wipe the floor with Trump if she takes him on in the general election.

#22 | POSTED BY MODER8

This thread has nothing to do with a potential Trump/Warren showdown.

I could care less about that.

This thread is about a self-professed impartial media clearly giving very biased favorable coverage of one candidate over the others.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-14 02:11 PM | Reply

"This thread is about a self-professed impartial media clearly giving very biased favorable coverage of one candidate over the others."

No, it's about Dylan Gallimore, the Creative Director at Republican consulting firm Jamestown Associates, leading your ignorant ass down the garden path.

You. Don't. Know. How. Media. Works. And. Dylan. Gallimore. Is. Exploiting. That. Fact.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Millionaires say they are more likely to vote for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in 2020 elections

Fully 53% of millionaire respondents said they would vote for Biden, compared with 39% for Trump, while 9% would be undecided. In a race between Trump and Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, wins 43% to Trump's 42%.

www.cnbc.com

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-14 02:47 PM | Reply

This thread is about a self-professed impartial media clearly giving very biased favorable coverage of one candidate over the others.

Did you cry this much when Trump dominated media coverage in 2016?

Conservatives are such weepy bitches.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-14 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I like her and I'd vote for her. The Indian thing insulted me (I'm 1/8th Comanche) but I forgive her for believing a family legend.

Creepy Joe makes me want to vote for Trump. And look at his record. And his past. And his present.

#27 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-14 03:08 PM | Reply

Did you cry this much when Trump dominated media coverage in 2016?
#26 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

The only reason Trump "dominated media coverage" was because the media were clutching their children at his every word, and going on, and, on, and on about how he was "dangerous, uncouth, calling for violence, assaulting whomever, racist, misogynist..."

So they listened in on and broadcast every word Trump spoke, put the bad orange-man's horrible words in bold type under his face, while the talking heads parsed, twisted, and exaggerated their meaning. The media tried so hard to defeat Trump, they ended up getting him elected.

hahaha.

#28 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-14 03:10 PM | Reply

The only reason Trump "dominated media coverage" was because...

I don't need a break down.

I was pointing out the double standard.

Despite the reason, Trump was the most covered candidate of 2016. I didn't complain. In my (mistaken) opinion, I thought the more America saw what an idiot Trump is, the less likely they would be to vote for the buffoon. Obviously I was wrong.

Anyway, its 2019 and the media is covering Warren. I'm hoping (again, probably naively) people get a chance to hear what she says and it compels them to vote for her.

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-14 03:18 PM | Reply

- I thought the more America saw what an idiot Trump is, the less likely they would be to vote for the buffoon.

That's what everyone thought. But I was speaking more to the claims right after he was elected that Trump had "received millions of dollars in free airtime".

- Anyway, its 2019 and the media is covering Warren.

If somehow she wins the nomination, I'll vote for her. But I expect the media and DNC to clear the deck for Joe.

I will not vote for Joe Biden - just like I won't vote for Trump. I'd be forced to go 3rd party again.

#30 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-14 03:23 PM | Reply

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