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2012 Election Coverage

Rupert Murdoch's Private Warning To Chris Christie

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Media

Just before the 2012 election wrapped up, Rupert Murdoch sent a public warning to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over Twitter, telling him he needed t...

Scarborough: GOP 'Lied To' By Conservative Media

Posted 01.12.2013 | Media

It's becoming a running theme of post-election analysis: the GOP has been living in a bubble. Ever since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama -- a l...

Denver Reporters Say 2012 Presidential Race Drowned out Coverage of Local Races

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During a panel discussion on local coverage of the 2012 election, journalists said the presidential election, as it played out in Colorado, consumed so much of their time that they were unable to give proper attention to other important Colorado race.

PHOTO: Newsweek's ... Unique Obama Cover

Posted 01.08.2013 | Media

Newsweek has depicted Barack Obama with a rainbow-flag halo before. Now, in the wake of the president's reelection, the magazine is going in another d...

Obama Camp Surprised Networks Called Election So Early

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media

Karl Rove wasn't the only person surprised that television networks were calling the 2012 election for President Barack Obama so early on Tuesday nigh...

The Election Ratings Are In

Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

NBC and CNN came out on top on Election Night. Though ratings were down overall from President Obama's first victory in 2008, the two networks will...

Rush Limbaugh Reacts To Obama's Win

Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

Rush Limbaugh tried to explain Mitt Romney's loss to President Obama on his Wednesday show. "Small things beat big things yesterday," he said. "Con...

PHOTO: Magazine's Provocative Obama Victory Cover

Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

Businessweek continued its streak of attention-getting covers on Wednesday by portraying President Obama as a much older man for its next issue. "T...

Diane Sawyer Drunk Rumor Explodes On Twitter

Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

Poor Diane Sawyer. ABC's lead journalist was getting all the wrong kinds of attention during her anchoring of the network's Tuesday night election ...

Nate Silver Takes A Victory Lap

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

With President Obama's re-election, New York Times blogger Nate Silver has reason to smile. Silver became a near-god for nervous Democrats, and, as...

NBC News First To Call Obama's Re-Election

Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

NBC News went out on a limb on Tuesday night, becoming the first to call the 2012 election for Barack Obama at 11:12 PM, after it projected that he wo...

O'Reilly's Harsh Words For Romney

Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

"I feel like an oracle," Bill O'Reilly said on Tuesday night. Surprise! O'Reilly barreled into the relatively staid Fox News studios and, as he oft...

LIVE: Election Night Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson, Rebecca Shapiro and Katherine Fung | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

At long last, the 2012 election is upon us. (It took a while to get there!) The networks (and newspapers, and websites, and radio stations, and magazi...

WATCH: Chris Matthews Hijacks Alex Wagner's MSNBC Show

Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

Chris Matthews hijacked a segment during Alex Wagner's MSNBC show on Tuesday. When asked how he thinks each candidate is faring now that their camp...

Did Sean Hannity Just Break The Law?

Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

Did Sean Hannity break the law while voting on Tuesday? That's what Think Progress wondered after the Fox News host tweeted a picture of his ballot...

Nate Silver: 'The Race Has Broken Toward President Obama'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

New York Times poll guru Nate Silver appeared on "The Colbert Report" the day before the 2012 election to talk about the state of the race between Bar...

The Biggest Moments From 2012 Election Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

It's here at last. Sometimes — maybe during the depths of the Republican primary, or after yet another one-day media frenzy — it seemed that th...

Election Day 2012: Where To Watch

Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

Years of campaigning, speechifying and polls finally come to an end on Tuesday night. But before they do, the TV networks are going all in on Election...

Election Anxiety: What the Hell Happens After?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Is anyone else worried about what's going to happen when this election is over? What are we going to talk about? Shout about. Scream about. Fight about. Write about. Now is the time to panic.

The Big Election Question: Will The CNN Holograms Return?

Posted 01.05.2013 | Media

Nobody can be 100 percent sure about who's going to win on Election Night on Tuesday, but people predicting some new digital geegaws from CNN would pr...

How The Media Helps Us Know Who Wins The Election

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever hear about national elections where the winners aren't known for days as government officials count votes and double-check re...

Obama Going On 'Morning Joe'

Posted 12.26.2012 | Media

President Obama is going on MSNBC for the first time in a very long time. The president will appear on "Morning Joe" on Monday, October 29th, the n...

WATCH: O'Donnell Rips Media For Lack Of Third Party Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell gave a full-throated defense of third party politics on his Wednesday show, and blamed the media for stifling voices beyond the two...

Networks Making Big Election Night Change

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.25.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The...

How TV Stations Are Handling All Those Political Ads

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Media

Television stations have simply never experienced anything like the flood of political ads hitting them in the 2012 election season. There are so many...