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Thursday, November 02, 2006

A Contraceptive for Election Night News

Going to extremes to make sure the exit polls don't leak out.


News Networks Install "Quarantine Room" For Election Night: No One Gets Out With Exit Pole Info...



...The biggest behind-the-scenes change in network coverage involves what has been dubbed the Quarantine Room. Determined to avoid a rerun of recent years, when its exit polls leaked out by early afternoon to the Drudge Report, Slate and other Web sites, a media consortium is allowing two people from each of the networks and the Associated Press entree to a windowless room in New York. All cellphones, laptops and BlackBerrys will [..]


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