Election night for the Alabama senate seat is here and the stakes couldn't be higher. Will Steve Bannon and Donald Trump be emboldened and empowered with a Roy Moore win or will they get a rude awakening from Doug Jones tonight and see the GOP's narrow Senate majority get even smaller with a Doug Jones victory? We've got results streaming via ABC News after the jump. UPDATED WITH RESULTS... JONES WON!
Of course, I'll be watching Fox News so you don't have to. But meanwhile, share your thoughts and observations in our comments section below. May the best man win and I think we all know who that is!
Polls close in Alabama at 7 PM CT.
UPDATE: AP has called it for Jones!!!
BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a sharp blow to President Trump that narrows the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two. He beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the state Supreme Court who had been accused of sexual misconduct.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 13, 2017
And so has The Washington Post!!!
In an upset, Democrat Doug Jones is projected to win Senate seat in Ala. race roiled by misconduct allegations against Roy Moore https://t.co/CaMRZShEzZ— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 13, 2017
Fox News, too.
I'm just waiting for MSNBC before I call it a done deal.
And now NBC News:
“I’d like at this time to extend my sympathies to all the folks over at folksy Fox. A GoFundMe account for a generous supply of Preparation H is in the works for you. (It doesn’t completely kill the b.h. pain, but does wonders for the itch.)”
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, with all due respect El 84, in my honest opinion I don’t think Preparation H will do any good for Fuehrer Adolf Twitler and his pals at FoKKKs Spews. Remember: these folks don’t have any hemmorhoids. Ergo, they’re PERFECT A**HOLES!
[sorry mods — I just HAD to get that one in!]
Unfortunately, there was no party at my house Tuesday night because I did not expect Jones to win. Plus, most of my friends didn’t care that much.
(I’d rather hang out on NewsHounds than Faceboat on a day like today. NewsHounds rocks and always has. Fox Mews is Fallacy Central (for really evil pepil) and what is really cool? I mean WAY cool?
NewsHounds watches Fox so I don’t have to.
Analysis of propaganda via logic also requires (often) a knowledge of semantics itself, and its role in propaganda fallacy. All of Fox’s pundits toss out fallacies like candy at Halloween, and that’s that. Fox is the new Goebbels.
The mass psychology in Alabama supporting Roy Moore is an example of the result of the mass media. (The Jones win also utilized the mass media, of course, but the whole mindset there of supporters was based in rational goodness, and I can make that case irrefutably. And I know my theology like few do.)
I like MMFA and such, but NewsHounds is my #1 media site. I pumped many hours of A.P. wire news out at regional public FM across the way from Michael Kirk (FRONTLINE) at KUID-TV, and studied under PBS Joyce Campbell and stuff. First Eyewitless News project was with senior group internship of high school student council members (4-H no less) laughing our asses off at the Ten O’Clock News at a local TV station. We beat Ron Powers to it by 5 years. (The student reports back to the various high schools included "3 ring circus, nice hair and makeup ha ha…)
So, yes I love NewsHounds and if you ams don’t like that I am not an am, go Tweet.
Finally, in the wake of the fantastic victory in Alabama, a special political media hashtag is in order.
And, as loyal beagle NewsHound since Murrow, on the Jones victory (!!!), my hard news objective comment is
No, really, she did.
Pie has known Brooks since the 1990s when he filled in for about two weeks at WVNN while Pie was on his way from California to his first radio talk show gig in Alabama. PIe has been loyal to Brooks for years.
NOTE TO HANNITY
On the menu: A bottle of hard liquor, a smoke and a snork.
Hannie the Vapor Man
Seriously, Laura? Tee hee hee. This is the 2nd time The Donald has backed a candidate in Alabama and they’ve gone down in embarrassing flames. It also puts alt right crackpot Bannon’s dream at primarying mainstream Republicans with his grab bag of nutjob candidates in doubt.
A great night. Yep, a great night. 👍