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CNN Pulls Reports Claiming Women's Vote Tied to Ovulation

"Some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN."

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Hey, maybe that's why the Obama campaign uses that big "O" on their logo.

Yesterday, as Julie Moos reports over at Poynter.org's Mediawire, CNN posted a story on its Web site citing unpublished research suggesting that how a woman votes is affected by whether she is ovulating on Election Day.

The network has since removed the post, and replaced it with one explaining "some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN."

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  1. “some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN.”

    Wow! That’s REALLY bad…

    1. CNN has to make excuses for the president. After they saw the report showing that Obama’s lead among women had evaporated, “I guess it’s just that time of the month” must have seemed like the best excuse they could muster.

  2. I can imagine ovulation having an effect on uninformed or undecided women voters. But, personally, my politics don’t change depending on the time of the month. Also, I never think “what is candidate X going to do to help my vagina?”. That seems utterly inept. The real issues to me are foreign policy, the economy, and Obamacare.

  3. Btw, some men make political decisions based on their penises. We call them totally corrupt douchebags. Should women emulate that?

  4. My god, people are still arguing pros and cons of the 19th amendment?

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