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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    The snoozefest that was TV coverage 

    Determined not to get it wrong this time, the TV networks were extremely conservative about predicting any results Tuesday night.

    Their result: They were far from getting it right.

    All five major networks flooded the screens with talking heads who reported how and why they weren't reporting key presidential results.

    Political blogs were quicker to report results, but they weren't always right.

    To be fair, it's easy to change results on a Web site, while any flub CNN makes will be remembered for years to come.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 9:54 AM



    This blog is compiled and edited by:

  • Ellen Dunkel, producer for Knight Ridder Digital's National Desk.
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