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    Major Trouble for the Bush Administration

    Has anyone heard about this ?

    Media suppress the news that Bush lost election to Gore
    By Charles Laurence in Washington

    The most detailed analysis yet of the contested Florida votes from last year's presidential election - with the potential to question President George Bush's legitimacy - is being withheld by the news organisations that commissioned it.

    Results of the inspection of more than 170,000 votes rejected as unreadable in the "hanging chad" chaos of last November's vote count were ready at the end of August.

    The study was commissioned early this year by a consortium including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times and the broadcaster CNN. The cost was more than $A2million.

    Now, however, spokesmen for the consortium say that they decided to postpone the story of the analysis by the National Opinion Research Centre at the University of Chicago for lack of resources and lack of interest in the face of the enormous story after the September11 attacks.

    Newspapers were saying last week that the final phase of the analysis, counting the 170,000 votes, had been postponed.

    "Our belief is that the priorities of the country have changed, and our priorities have changed," said Steven Goldstein, vice-president of corporate communications at Dow Jones, owner of The Wall Street Journal.

    Catherine Mathis, a spokeswoman for The New York Times, said: "The consortium agreed that because of the war, because of our lack of resources, we were postponing the vote-count investigation. But this is not final. The intention is to go forward."

    However David Podvin, an investigative journalist who runs an independent Web page, Make Them Accountable, said he had been tipped off that the consortium was covering up the results.

    He refused to disclose his source other than to describe him as a former media executive whom he knew "as an accurate conduit of information" and who claimed that the consortium "is deliberately hiding the results of its recount because Gore was the indisputable winner".

    He also claims that a New York Times journalist involved in the recount project had told "a former companion" that the Gore victory margin was big enough to create "major trouble for the Bush presidency if this ever gets out".

    "The goosiness, the sensitivity, that the press which organised this analysis is now showing to publishing the results and the persistence of questions about the Florida ballots raise questions," said Dr John Mason, a professor of political science at William Paterson University, in New Jersey.

    "There is a sensitivity over the legitimacy of this president."

    National Opinion Research Centre staff have been puzzled by the idea that the media would lack the resources because, they said, they had computer programs already designed and fitted for the final count.

    The Telegraph, London

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    Re: Major Trouble for the Bush Administration

    it doesn't really matter who won in the end imho
    it was like a contest between the two guys from Dumb & Dumber

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    Robot vs. Retard

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    And at this point, I don't think it really matters. Bush is there...I don't think gore wants to touch the presidency right now with a 50 foot pole, based on whats going on now.

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    News flash...
    Americans can't count... You spend how long counting and still there's doubt on who won....
    you americans seem to be soo fond of guns, soo why not settle this once's for all with a dual ?

    ;D

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    Re: Major Trouble for the Bush Administration


    Robot vs. Retard
    Well said, er, um...hey, that's my retard...er, commander-in-chief you're talking about there!

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    News flash...
    Americans can't count... You spend how long counting and still there's doubt on who won....
    you americans seem to be soo fond of guns, soo why not settle this once's for all with a dual ?

    ;D
    You Europeans support anti-gun laws, therefore supporting increased crime through lack of defense as well as incriminating freedom, but you don't hear us complaining about that.

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    You Europeans support anti-gun laws, therefore supporting increased crime through lack of defense as well as incriminating freedom, but you don't hear us complaining about that.
    at least we don't have scheduled shootings at our high schools

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    Isn't it funny how Canada has less crime per capita than the US, when everybody in the US owns a gun?

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    why not settle this once's for all with a dual ?
    I don't think Bush can do that too. He doesn't know how to fire the gun so that's why he went to national guard for service rather than other Active military.

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