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Fox News Curse? Or Payback for Bad Judgment? The voters decide on John Edwards

Written By mista sense on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | 1:21 PM


I'll happily yield my my space over to Anne Schroeder, proprietrix of the ace blog, "Shenanigans" over at The Politico.com, for her new item, which appears under the headline, "Fox News Curse?" The cursed one seems to be John Edwards, who thought he was being smart by knuckling under to Daily Kos and MyDD, only to discover, like Led Lamont last year, that the real clout in American politics is among voters and viewers, not bloggers.

As noted in the past, TCG thinks that Roger Ailes was absolutely right when he warned the Democrats not to seek to blacklist Fox, or any other news outlet--cuz if they tried it, he warned, they would be hurt with fair-minded voters. And that's what has happened to Edwards, according to Schroeder:

"Looks like John Edwards' recent crusade against Fox News -- designed to placate his liberal voters -- might not have paid off the way the former North Carolina senator would have liked.

"In both CNN and Time magazine polls in January and February, asking whom folks would vote for in '08 -- before his headline-making pullout from a debate that was co-sponsored by Fox News -- Edwards clocked in at 15 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

"Ah, but earlier this month, polls by those same media outlets indicated that his numbers have begun to slip, to 12 percent and 10 percent, respectively."

Schroeder reports, you decide.

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