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Back in 2010 when the MSM needed something ANYTHING to pretend the Tea Party Rallies were nothing special they grasped onto the Coffee Party (you might remember them) the other 98 percent (I doubt you remember them) Al Sharpton DC march (you remember him if you watch MSNBC) and finally Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity (you’re lucky if you don’t remember it)

In addition to abject failure all of these marches, movement etc had one thing in common: Every single one of them was held up by the MSM as the counter to the Tea Party that was going to energize voters to vote for the left. It wasn’t until after the very last one, Jon Stewart’s horrible rally failed did the media the next Monday decide to report: “You know, the Democrats might just be in trouble this cycle.”

Last weekend we saw signs that Media Credibility day was coming early, There were no new rallies by the left,  unlike the Tea Party the final media creation, Occupy (or better put destroy) everywhere failed to inspire the people (in fact they turned them off). More details of Benghazi were coming out, none of them good for the president and it looked like the only thing left to do was batten down the hatches for a long week.

Then came Hurricane Sandy.

Suddenly we had an honest to goodness situation where the president had a chance to do something right on a grand scale and the media went into full idolatry mode

Suddenly Barack Obama who even the left had been calling “aloof” is “decisive”

Suddenly Government regulations that the president had basted of were things the President was relaxing.

Suddenly Chris Christie who was not newsworthy when he was giving some of the best speeches urging voters to reject Obama, was newsworthy when he was praising the president for helping out (strangely enough NYC wasn’t highlighted but there is not a Romney proxy to co-opt there)

And even better for the media, Sandy is a legitimate story worthy of coverage, so if the MSM decided to ignore Benghazi, or Bob Menendez (D-NJ) visits with Dominican Hookers, or play down Romney making appearance in PA & Minn, hey Sandy is a full-fledged disaster and it has to come first.

Most important of all it means rather than sitting talking about an impending Obama defeat to the MSM Sandy means hope.

Sandy is going to be a story long past election day, and every day the MSM keeps it front and center is to them a chance, just a chance that the president can use it to swing this election around, and because it is not going to be done by Tuesday, it means these hopes won’t be dashed until the actual votes are counted on election evening.

Never mind the majority of the damage is in states the president should carry easily

Never mind the vast majority of the country as a whole and the swing states in particular remain untouched.

Never mind that the president: “No person left behind” remark positively incensed conservatives after Benghazi, who were already so motivated you had folks knocking on doors during the storm.

So for the left this means Media Credibility day can be postponed indefinitely and when Barack Obama loses on Tuesday, and there is no political advantage to pushing it Suddenly the question will become: What is president-elect Romney doing to get this disaster taken care of? Why isn’t his transition team making contingencies? The critiques can begin on day one.

The most dangerous thing you can give someone is an excuse, and Hurricane Sandy is an excuse for the media to ignore the reality of this election till the very end, and maybe even beyond.

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Remember when the map was solidly against Mitt Romney, when I even heard some people suggest he could win the popular vote but lose because the map was too daunting: Well Guess what Time is publishing:

Halperin writes:

Here’s why some Democrats are worried tonight. If Romney wins the three Southern battlegrounds (FL, NC, and VA) and OH, he is at 266 electoral votes. Leaving the other five battlegrounds unallocated, that means Obama would be at 237 and Romney would only need to win one of the remaining five states to get to 270+. See the map above.

One senior Democratic official expressed real concern tonight unlike I have heard before about Ohio potentially slipping away from Obama (the state has been trending Republican in statewide races,

It’s even worse, if this map is correct not only does Mitt only have to take one of these states (and he WILL take NH) but he could take Wisconsin, Colorado and the Granite State, Lose Ohio and Still hit 270.

That this map is coming out BEFORE the 2nd debate is bad for the left, that it was discussed on MSNBC makes it even worse.

I submit and suggest the faces are long because they know their ability to change the path where this election is blowing in the wind. As for what it means to the right…well you know.

As Democrats Demoralized as Hell slowly morphs into Lemmings reserving one way bus tickets to Windows hill our friends in the MSM continue to discover things that were once not the subject of much reporting:

Stacey Dash, who also has Mexican heritage, is best known for the 1995 film “Clueless” and the recent cable-TV drama “Single Ladies.” On Twitter, she was called “jigaboo,” “traitor,” “house nigger” and worse after posting, “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”

The theme of the insults: A black woman would have to be stupid, subservient or both to choose a white Republican over the first black president.

Russell Simmons, the hip-hop mogul and Obama backer, called Dash’s experience “racism.” Said Barbara Walters on “The View”: “If she were white, this wouldn’t have happened.

Suddenly black people attacked for supporting Romney is described as “Racism” in an AP article and reporters are actually questioning race based support for the president?

THAT’S news.

BTW I should point out that if the Obama Campaign manages to reverse their current trends these stories will vanish like the wind, but the fact they are appearing suggests the media doesn’t think that’s going to happen.

And the clock is ticking.

Mitt Romney at Holman Stadium Nashua

When I saw via Glenn this headline at the AP:

As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging

I simply had to laugh.

I’ve covered Mitt Romney events in Bow, in Nashua and at St. Anselm College. All three of these rallies had huge crowds particularly for a small state like New Hampshire

All of these events were long before AP discovered large crowd for Mitt.

Stacy McCain as well has covered huge Romney crowds in Ohio

and Virginia

Last night’s rally in Fisherville, Virginia, was so crowded, I couldn’t even get inside with media credentials, and really was lucky to get there at all. When I turned off the ramp from I-81 onto I-64, I was confronted by an absolutely gridlocked traffic jam, backed up all the way to Exit 91, more than four miles away.

None of these events were private, none of them were secret and the Media that follows Gov Romney could see them, yet the size of these crowds somehow were not newsworthy at the time.

So why are they newsworthy now?

I suspect Media Credibility day is coming

For the few voters who still believe them it is VITAL to the MSM that they be seen saying what is actually going to happen. As long as there was a chance that they could change the narrative into a democratic victory they soldiered on…So instead their new mission is to be perceived as actually reporting news rather than spinning it. Thus comes media credibility day, the day the press decides to act like actual reporters instead of liberal advocates

The clock is running down and Far left delusional chimps not withstanding nobody with skin in the game thinks Joe Biden turned this around.

So now comes the stories of Romney’s strength, they will start as a trickle but as it becomes clearer and clearer where this race is going, they will become a deluge until the media says with a straight face that of COURSE they saw how this race was going Romney’s way and will point to their coverage in the coming days to show just how unbiased they are.

Just make sure you aren’t drinking anything when you hear them say it.

Update: Stacy gets it

Polls are lagging indicators, and it is the trend that matters. The RCP average for Ohio has Obama leading 1.7 points, whereas the lead was 5.5 points on Oct. 3. The latest poll from the Democrat firm PPP has Obama still leading Ohio by 5 points, which goes to show you: Don’t let polls freak you out.

As this trend continues expect more examples of the coming Media Credibility Day™.

Update 2: Instalanche thanks Glenn a second example here.

Update 3: Right wing news wants to believe but is nervous. John every candidate in anything resembling a contested race with the possible exception of Niki Tsongas has been running away from Obama for a year. When I see such candidates running toward him then I’ll believe I’m wrong.

I DO advocate cocky, I just don’t advocate lazy.