Sep 26, 2008

McCain Camp Declares McCain the Debate Winner Prior to Debate

John McCain clearly has some media publishers eating out of his wrinkled hand. This morning, hours before the Presidential Debate scheduled for tonight, the Wall Street Journal online edition, broadcast this Internet ad, declaring, "McCain Wins Debate! Paid for by McCain–Palin 2008." (Thanks, for scooping this.)

Shut up! McCain's staffers have extrasensory perception and can tell the outcome of an event that has not happened yet? Then I suggest they head straight to Las Vegas, do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Their fortunes would be better rewarded (one would think) at legitimate gambling enterprises rather than in political prognostication. I am not making this up.

Here's the screenshot, complete with the time/date stamp in the lower right-hand corner. This reminds me of the announcements that Building 7 of the World Trade Center was demolished, er, imploded because of a fire before that event happened, too. The media shapes us. The tail wags the dog.

Then, from there to any even scarier place, Greg Palast, the noted author and investigative reporter for the BBC, declares that the Election 2008 is already decided, thanks to Karl Rove, et al. Surprise, surprise, in McCain's favor. Same tactics as were used in both the 2000 and 2004 elections, although more systematic: throwing out absentee ballots that lack a color photo ID attachment, caging voters whose records don't match perfectly, etc., although he doesn't go into the Diebold voting machine machinations. Here is the Palast lecture, although it is convoluted, longish, and there's an extra snippet at the end where the beginning chunk of the segment is attached. Anyway, you can skip watching all of it and go straight to Go, collect your $200 of his recommendations for stealing back your own vote in this upcoming election by checking out his--and RFK Jr's--website,

Monopolize this election. Steal back your vote. And don't fall for the Rovian universe of lies.

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