CBS Celebrates Jones Campaign Efforts, Predicts ‘GOP On the Ropes’

In the wake of Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama Senate race the previous night, many in the liberal media were celebrating Wednesday with many analysts predicted dire days for the GOP in the near future. The same was true for CBS Evening News where they spent the first seven minutes and 36 seconds (over three different segments) touting the result and hyping Democratic divination of future elections.

And good evening. It’s the Alabama election with an impact across the country. Doug Jones is heading to the U.S. Senate,” announced anchor Jeff Glor as the show came on the air. “When Jones takes office next month, the Republican advantage in the Senate will shrink to just one seat, 51 to 49. That will make it more difficult for President Trump to get his agenda passed.

The first segment was narrated by reporter Manuel Bojorquez, who declared that “Alabama voters rolled back the political tides yesterday.” He highlighted the efforts of the Jones campaign in the days leading up to the election: “Jones was able to energize a traditionally weak democratic network here … He was buoy by millions in outside money and outspent Moore on campaign ads by 5-1.

His campaign says supporter knocked on 300,000 doors and made more than a million phone calls. And Jones had multiple campaign appearances a day while Moore shied away from cameras, dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls,” Bojorquez added.

 

 

Bojorquez was followed up by Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes who showed off how exuberant the Democrats were. “Jubilant Democrats said a win in deep red Alabama shows they can easily pick up seats in Arizona and Nevada next fall and retake control of the Senate,” she noted after playing a clip of a happy Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaking at a press conference. “Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey said the GOP’s on the ropes.

There wasn’t much acknowledgment that the reason Republican candidate Roy Moore lost was because he had sexual misconduct accusations against him, said America was great during slavery, and argued that the county would be better off if over half of the constitutional amendments didn’t exist. “But Republicans like Iowa’s Chuck Grassley insisted last night’s loss had to do with one flawed candidate, nothing more,” Cordes seemed to halfheartedly note.

Only in the third segment did someone from CBS warn to not read too much into the results of the Alabama election. “Well, we don’t want to go too far in over-reading the result in Alabama. As one Republican put it to me today: ‘We don’t expect to have anybody accused of assaulting underage people in any of these other races,’” stated Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson.

CBS’s excitement for a Jones victory was sponsored by Trulicity, Nexium, Ancestry DNA, and Wonderful Pistachios. 

Relevant portions of the transcript below:

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CBS Evening News
December 13, 2017
6:31:20 PM Eastern

JEFF GLOR: And good evening. It’s the Alabama election with an impact across the country. Doug Jones is heading to the U.S. Senate. He narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore by about one and a half points. Moore still hasn’t conceded. When Jones takes office next month, the Republican advantage in the Senate will shrink to just one seat, 51 to 49. That will make it more difficult for President Trump to get his agenda passed. Still, he phoned Jones to offer his congratulations and Mr. Trump took some consolation in reminding folks that he once predicted correctly that Moore couldn’t win. We begin tonight with Manuel Bojorquez in Alabama.

[Cuts to video]

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: Alabama voters rolled back the political tides yesterday.

(…)

BOJORQUEZ: Jones was able to energize a traditionally weak democratic network here.

(…)

BOJORQUEZ: He was buoy by millions in outside money and outspent Moore on campaign ads by 5-1.

(…)

BOJORQUEZ: His campaign says supporter knocked on 300,000 doors and made more than a million phone calls. And Jones had multiple campaign appearances a day while Moore shied away from cameras, dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

(…)

6:34:17 PM Eastern

NANCY CORDES: Republicans were so relieved today you’d think they picked up a seat.

(…)

CORDES: Jubilant Democrats said a win in deep red Alabama shows they can easily pick up seats in Arizona and Nevada next fall and retake control of the Senate. Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey said the GOP’s on the ropes.

(…)

CORDES: But Republicans like Iowa’s Chuck Grassley insisted last night’s loss had to do with one flawed candidate, nothing more.

(…)

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Lenin celebrates #280characters: ‘Power to Soviets! Land to people! Characters to proletariat!’

Twitter has been an indispensable tool for the Bolsheviks to spread their proletarian message on the fictional re-enactment project, so it comes as no surprise that – as the Russian Revolution draws to a close – those 280 characters are going to come in handy.

The company announced on Tuesday that the 280-character expansion (from the previous 140-character limit) is here to stay after a successful trial run. Lenin is ecstatic with joy… given that – were the Bolshevik leader alive today – some especially talkative current world leaders would have nothing on him in terms of his sheer volume of tweets.

Other historical characters on the RT project also chimed in.

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But not everyone is overjoyed with the change. Understandably so…

We are now entering the final stretch of our #1917LIVE project. Alexander Kerensky’s government has been overthrown, and only some of his loyal Junkers remain a viable force that could still pose a threat to the Bolshevist Red Guards. Stay with us to find out what happens next on the battlefield of Moscow – Russia’s future capital.

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/409216-lenin-russian-revolution-twitter-1917/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Celebrates ‘The Mighty’ Maxine Waters ‘Reclaiming Her Time’

Valentina: Do you want to get some candy? I love connecting with youth. 

Dina: Happy City Hall-oween! 

Courtney Ma, this is great! It’s exactly how I remember, you know, just bigger, and I’m the mayor. I never got to thank you for what you did back in the day. 

Dina: Oh, that’s enough. Okay. Now, if you excuse me, I got to go, uh, give these kids some nightmares. Put ’em all in therapy. 

Courtney: How you supposed to scare anyone dressed like Phylicia Rashad? 

Dina: Boy, I am not Phylicia Rashad. Who am I? 

Courtney: Clair Huxtable. 

Dina: I am the mighty Congresswoman Maxine Waters. 

Courtney: No one’s ever gonna get that. 

Jermaine: Whoa, Maxine Waters, look out! She’s about to reclaim her time! 

Dina: Haha! Reclaiming my time! 

T.K.: Hyah! 

Jermaine: Stop spinning me so hard.

T.K.: [ Laughs ] Hashtag — addictive. 

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