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The way the media does not wait until all the votes are counted before calling a winner, based on statistical probability.

How about the way candidates concede an election before an official result has been announced and then unconcede it and get berated for unconceding when there is no official result yet?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 04:23:40 PM EST
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