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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Newsmax Takes Refuge In Irrelevant Land Mass Vote
Topic: Newsmax

We've previously noted that after the 2004 presidential election, Newsmax was selling a U.S. map depicting the presidential vote by county, which showed an overwhelming red color for President Bush -- which is misleading and irrelevant because land masses don't vote for president, people do.

In an apparent attempt to make itself feel better about John McCain's loss, Newsmax is repeating the tactic. A Nov. 11 article by Kenneth D. Williams, carrying the headline "America Is Still a 'Red' Nation," states:

A county by county breakdown of the 2008 presidential elections show that once again most counties went Republican (red counties voted for McCain, blue for Obama).

Now in its third iteration since the 2000 Bush-Gore election battle, the map has changed only slightly.

Nowhere does Williams note that this is irrelevant because, again, land masses don't get to vote for president.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:55 AM EST

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