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Polly Briley

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25 yr veteran of elections at local, state, federal, former sports reporter, proud alumnus of UGA

About Polly Help
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation: Strategist, crisis public affairs
Interests: government, campaigns, europe, travel
Expertise: governmental relations, ballot initiatives, corporate strategies, journalism
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Journalism: 5-9 years
Education: Post-graduate school
News: 90 minutes a day or more
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Languages: English-only
Politics: Center
Age: 35-49
Gender: Female
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Address: 1249 Merritt Ave, Oshkosh, WI, 54901, US
Phone: 920-203-1155
Last Visit: Mar 13, 2011 - 1:12 PM PDT
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2008 - 3:42 PM PST

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.4
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.7

Please spread this clip. It is that good.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.2

More and more opinion writers need to make this point.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.1
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.9

John Stewart is today's true purveyor of journalism.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.9
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.1
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.6

Republican Talkers: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25, 28, 29, 15, 40 Democratic Talkers: 5, `0, 16, 21, 24, 32, 33, 36 Status quo media: 6, 15, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, 34, 37, 38, 39 Funny People 3, 7 Such blatantly liberal bias!

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.4
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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1.3

Could someone explain to me where the story is in this article. My goodness, someone knows someone who then recommends someone and that someone gets a job from it. Explosive I tell you. Breaking news. As someone who has not decided who to support this election, I turned to the article for news. As I read the McPaper sized article for the third time hoping to understand why it was printed, I am still looking for the news. Thank you Washington Post for continuing to prove the myth of a liberal press.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.4

Where are the reporters on the Cindy McCain beat? You can't convince me that Michelle Obama is a bigger story than Cindy McCain.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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5.0

Read the review and then PLEASE read the book! The violation of who we are has reduced all of us in our souls and the eyes of the world. If the Constitution is irrelevant, then so is the United States.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.1

Robert Lichter is the arbiter of objectivity? I missed the memo.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.5

Kind of sad.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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5.0

A must read for anyone interested not just in politics but in governing.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.2

Could one reporter do this exact story only change the subject of the story. Charlie Cook has been promoting this basic story line since January with mild editing. Neither candidate will win the nomination outright without Super delegates. Why then does every story end with only one candidate singled out for purgatory. It is probably pretty hot as well when you can't win the big states, are behind with the majority of voters in the Democratic nomination process and are clinging to the prayer that two of the biggest states won't have their votes counted in Denver. Doesn't really sound all that pleasant, but Charlie Cook never mentions it.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.7

Ms. Holmes does a wonderful job of letting McCain's own words tell a fuller story than a he/he said one. Several of the quotes brilliantly capture the problem any Republican faces towards November. McCain's attempt at sympathy for people's fears juxtaposed with his continued support for the policies that created the fear are not criticized by someone else, but left to be interpreted by the reader. Yet still the incongruity is unmistakable.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.4

Moran gives an interesting preview of the fall regardless who is the Democratic nominee. The post has a very interesting side by side of two politicians laying claim to changing the way Washington works with equally bad results. It is interesting to note that there is a certain admiration for Clinton not claiming to be above the hard scrabble of policy and political making. Whine and hypocrisy vs. the ways of Washington draw an interesting conundrum for voters and journalists.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.3

The serious problem with Morrissey's post is his attempt to conflate the story from a wrong doing scandal to one exposing hypocrisy. Whether the NYT story makes its case of hypocrisy is beside the point in the article. Morrissey is attempting a bate and switch on the reader. According to the Captain, there is no wrongdoing here, just step over the hypocrisy and move along.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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1.4

Rinse, repeat. HRC is going to lose because she is mean, out of touch, etc., etc. We hear you MSM. You guys luv BHO, we know, we know. There is no way in hell you will let anything happen to his big ole love fest, unless of course McCain luvs you more. This is so out of whack. What happened to reporting?

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.3

During the last three months reading comments have been a painful experience with the raging venom. Kevin Drum brings out either the best in the commentors, or the best commentors.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.2

So Jon Chait dislikes Hillary Clinton. This is news to only the people who have never read anything he has said. The L.A. Times owner's want to cut money. They could have saved some ink and just printed "rerun."

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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1.3

How offensive is the title and the first graph? If you can get past that the article might be okay, but who knows. I just skimmed the rest of it. It is kind of hard to get the imagery out of your mind and back to the economy. YUCK!

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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1.8
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.2

Once again the Economist takes the exact same story as everyone else today and writes it better.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.5
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.7
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.1

Are these guys for real? Do they actually live near the campuses they profess to work for in their bios? No one who has any relationship to any campus today would actually write: "Professors are among the highly compensated and pampered professional cadres of the knowledge economy." Academic budgets are being slashed! Salaries are depressed and most are not keeping up with inflation. What pampering professors receive is being allowed to teach less than half of all courses because Universities find part timers far cheaper. This statement alone exposes the sharp negative bias of the opinion writers. Anything else contained is equally suspect.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.0

The subject of this report is probably the most under reported political story of the past 10 years. Sites like Drudge, The Politico and media pages "The Note" and "First Read" provide the oxygen these slug groups need to achieve main stream status. Journalists are perpetual mirror observers, reevaluating everything they do in panels and roundtables, however, this is one area they MUST take a hard look at their complicity in harboring and encouraging the loss of what is a fact.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.6

I grew up 10 miles from Lake Allatoona, which along with Lake Lanier are the major water sources for Metro Atlanta. This story is deeply concerning and crucial on many levels: water wars, economy, global warming, politics and regional growth. My complaint on this story and all of the others in print and broadcast over the past few days is - What happens when they run out of water? Not a single story has even attempted to ask this question. Why? Also, I would like to have seen more reporting on what policy decision are being taken and implemented. I have learned that the Governor of Georgia has not even requested that commercial entities reduce their water consumption. For example car lots have not been asked to stop washing ... More »

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.3

This story is an extremely important one leading up to the 2008 election. Along with one by Eric Boehert about the "cackle," a tiny drip of information about "framing" is beginning. How exactly are stories developed, who develops these meta themes and then who pushes them? With a sigh, a laugh, a little grooming and a sly email from a .gov address, any journalist can lead an early morning "must read" list. The question then becomes should they want to or is it now more of a badge of dishonor and laziness.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.0
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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.0

David Broder jumped the shark years ago. His personal comments are more than irrelevant, they have become embarrassing. He is the sad disappearing pundit.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Polly's Rating
3.3

Acknowledging my bias on Viveca Novak and her court documented "friendliness" with sources in her stories AND my consistent challenging of FactCheck's on again/off again reliability, this story at least documents one small aspect of the Giuliani story. At some point in the very near future I would hope this organization will present a more complete side by side fact sheet on all the candidates for the voters. Not all facts are created equal and not all fabrications are created equal. Fact Check does have some serious bias issues and this kind of straight comparison would be a great step.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Polly's Rating
3.1

Perpetuating myths is not journalism but it is an inside the beltway given. Even in opinion pieces such meta myths should not creep into the story. "Fiscal conservative credentials," is a myth. Eight years of Reagan, eight years of Clinton and seven years of Bush should finally and completely put an end to this meta myth. According to the American Heritage Dictionary a conservative is a "conservative spender." What evidence can anyone supporting this myth point to as documentation?

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Polly's Rating
2.6

This story, plus comments, are a must read to understand how Pravda and other state organizations have worked and will continue to work. When is a transcript not a transcript? When can the speaker deny he said what he said? Control and repetition can alter the truth. When the author of said words will not run the unedited audio, then the defenders will only quote from the edited transcript/audio, then repeat, repeat, repeat. You get a really big picture of a really big controlled spin. Ken, Bill, Rush and Juan - the old machine could not have done it better. Fortunately for the rest of us there is the full transcript still available. Sorry guys.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Polly's Rating
4.3

As the article emphasizes, the shared trait of Murrow and Olbermann is passion. They believed there was truth not sides. Mr. Kitman touches on these qualities to make his point. To be a reporter, passion and expertise used to be valued.

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Polly reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.4

When the primary source for a story is any of the three named "Kagan" you have to stop reading and just laugh until you cry.

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