Media Horses-R-Us

Over the past week or so, I’ve been a busy little boy dealing with Media requests on how the markets are likely to respond to an incumbent victory or defeat.

Here’s a quick round up . . .

· Investors content to stay the course
Newsday bzstox044029595nov04,0,5087862.story

· Bush´s challenge now to unite a divided country

· Bettors for Bush

· After bitter campaign, it’s time to govern
CBS MarketWatch

· Bush or Kerry? Who cares?

· Kerry Takes Lead in Online Futures After Poll Reports

· Taking stock in Texas?

· Economy remains potential wild card
CBS MarketWatch

· Those Dark Clouds over the Street

· An end to tech’s job woes?

I’ve been thinking about replacing the tag line for Big Picture: “Will pontificate for food”

Category: Media

Media Appearence: Kudlow & Cramer (11/03/04)

Category: Media

Campaign 2004: Who had the “juice?”

Way way back in January, we looked at the question Who’s got juice?

Who influenced coverage the most in the 2004 campaign? There is no doubt that the Media’s coverage of the very close 2000 campaign influenced the outcome; There is perhaps some doubt as to the mass media’s impact on this election. The absence of any of bloggers — especially Markos, Glenn, Eschaton, Andrew, Wonkette, Kevin, Josh, James, Eric — make the entire list suspect.

Regardless, lets take another look at that list (via Newsday) and see how well those old media predictions stacked up:

“Influence can be shaped by new technology (blogging) or old (Rush Limbaugh’s dittoheads). It can rise with the sun (“Today”) or set after dark (“Tonight”). It can get out the votes (Tom Joyner) or effectively convince people why voting is an exercise in utter futility (Jon Stewart). It skews young or old, black or white, Hispanic or Anglo, male or female, rich or poor.

Influence, in other words, is often just a strange and bewildering reflection of our strange and bewildering media landscape that has been balkanized along racial, economic and demographic lines. The consequence of all this noise jostling for our attention is that each of us seeks solace – and most of our information – from just a few sources, and not necessarily the more traditional ones.

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Category: Media

Interactive Polling Maps

Category: Politics

The Tragedy of the Bush Administration

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New Column up at Real Money: Myths of the 2004 Election


The latest column is up: “Myths of the 2004 Election.”

Its a look at some of the more annoying fallacies of this elction cycle.

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Category: Economy, Finance, Politics

More on Presidential Futures Exchanges

Category: Markets, Politics

The Market Is Saying…

Category: Finance, Politics

Recent traffic analysis

Category: Weblogs

Presidential Polling Data Resources

Category: Politics