Watching TV on Election Night

Edison Media Research explains what to watch for on Election Night:

One of the aspects of Election Night viewing that people find the most confusing is watching the tote boards the networks display showing the vote with say, “31% of precincts reporting.” Your preferred candidate may be winning at that point, but the networks often do a less-than-adequate job of explaining which votes have been counted. In Ohio, for instance, Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) tends to report extremely late. So there is a chance one will see Bush leading in the vote count throughout the night, only to be eclipsed by Kerry at the wire as heavily Democratic Cleveland’s votes come in.

I’ll be coming home from poll-watching duty late, but I’ll have my nachos & beer waiting by the TV.
Hat tip: The Truth Laid Bear

Wolves

Rich Lowry at The Corner says the GOP is readying a new TV ad similar to the famous “Bear In The Woods” Reagan spot, this time with wolves instead of a grizzly. Look out, appeasement lobby.

UPDATE: Wow. Here’s the narration:

In an increasingly dangerous world … Even after the first terrorist attack on America … John Kerry and the liberals in Congress voted to slash America’s intelligence operations by $6 billion … Cuts so deep they would have weakened America’s defenses … And weakness attracts those who are waiting to do America harm.

The choice is clear.

How to embarrass the TV networks

I keep hearing rumblings about the major TV networks deciding not to cover the Republican National Convention tonight. It’s opening night, for goodness’ sake. If this is true, it really puts the networks’ bias on display (especially after they refused to cover the SwiftVets controversy for days). If I were running the RNC, I’d be thinking of ways to turn the situation to the GOP’s advantage by embarrassing the networks.
So how do you embarrass a news network that’s ignoring you? Break a big story. Any story. Just make sure it’s something so big that they’ll be forced to cover it, and watch the networks scramble (cursing all the while) to get their reporters on the scene.