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2012 Election Media Coverage

Don't Believe the Spin. Dark Money Won.

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The Obama victory didn't signal the demise of big-money politics. It didn't spell the end of the super PAC, far from it. And the election wasn't a train wreck for political advertising -- even after groups paid billions for spots that supported losing candidate.

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...

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...

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...

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...

TV News Networks Unite In Major Decision

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. television networks face a new challenge in covering this year's excruciatingly c...

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...

A Close Election? Just Hype

Richard Greener | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Americans suffer under a fundamental misconception about their presidential elections. Put simply, we have no such thing as a "national election." Wha...

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...

PHOTOS: Debates! Debates! Debates!

Posted 12.23.2012 | Media

America's newspapers were filled with pictures of the third and final presidential debate on Tuesday morning. It was a day for global themes, since...

Will Drones Be Mentioned At The Presidential Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Before the second presidential debate, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote a lengthy blog post specifically requesting that moderator Candy Crowle...

Bob Schieffer Signals His Debate Plans

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Bob Schieffer is heading into Monday night's third and final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney with little of the controversy t...

Pundits: Obama Came Back

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

There was widespread agreement among the pundit class that Barack Obama came back swinging from his desultory first outing in Tuesday's second preside...

Candy Crowley's Potential Debate Follow-Ups Take On A Life Of Their Own

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

It is somewhat strange, really, that one of the main questions surrounding Tuesday night's presidential debate is, "Will Candy Crowley ask a follow-up...

Candy Crowley Responds To Campaign Debate Pressure

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Media

Candy Crowley is brushing off the pressure she's receiving from the Obama and Romney campaigns over her vow to ask follow-up questions at Tuesday's pr...

Ann Romney Guest Hosts 'Good Morning America'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Potential first lady Ann Romney guest-hosted the second hour of "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. News of Romney's upcoming appearance had raise...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Repeats Vow To Axe PBS Funds

Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney stuck firm to his pledge to cut federal funding for public broadcasting in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. Romney's now-immo...

Jim Lehrer's Sharp Retort To Critics

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jim Lehrer said Monday that he accomplished precisely what he wanted to while moderating the first presidential debate: get Mitt Romney an...

Jim Lehrer's Big Problem — Now With Numbers

Posted 12.05.2012 | Media

A new study about Wednesday's presidential debate showed just how tough it was for Jim Lehrer to wrangle Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. George Mason...

WATCH: PBS Chief Fires Back At Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

The CEO of PBS fired back at Mitt Romney Thursday, saying that it was "stunning" that the Republican candidate had singled her network out in Wednesda...

'DIRECT MITT': How The Debate Played In The Papers

Posted 12.04.2012 | Media

Thursday's papers were full of news of Wednesday night's presidential debate. All across the country, pictures of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dominat...

Chris Matthews Loses It: 'Where Was Obama Tonight?!'

Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

Chris Matthews railed against Barack Obama's performance during the presidential debate on Wednesday night. Obama was widely judged to have lost th...