Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Drive-By Media Faking Polls to Drive Agenda

NewsBusters has good analysis on today's new Washington Post/ABC poll, which headlines "Poll Shows Strong Shift of Support to Democrats."

Well, that might have something to do with the fact that the poll interviewed 38 percent Democrats compared to just 27 percent Republicans.

As NewsBusters notes, "This was the largest skewing of Democrats to Republicans in a WaPo-ABC News poll since at least April." The poll actually reflects a shift of who was questioned.

Update: Hugh Hewitt notes the Post's absurd headline this morning, blaring that the House Republicans could lose anywhere "from 7 to 30" seats. What math genius thought that was significant? (A math genius trying to paint a dire picture for Republicans, that's who...)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course ABC News and the Washington Post are humping for the Democratic Party. That's a yawner. But the real issue is that the Republicans DESERVE to lose power. Huge deficits, open borders, the Iraq debacle, affirmative action for incompetents(Condi Rice), ceding the culture war to the perverts, a President who can't string together two coherent sentences . . . some conservative majority we've shoehorned into power. The whole Democrat-Republican routine is fraudulent. It's a one-party system. At the end of the day, they're sitting in a bar together toasting the New World Order. It's an oligarchy. The elite play the two-party routine for the rubes to sucker-bait their money and approval while behind the scenes they're selling out the country left AND right.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I feel some of the dissatisfaction you describe, but overall disagree.

In any event, your comments are welcome, but try to keep the language (i.e., first sentence) family friendly, OK? :) :) Thanks!

Best wishes, Laura

6:54 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I agree with the post, but do not agree with "anonymous".

ABC is not "stumping" for the Dems. At least not on purpose. If they had such a purposeful agenda, I don't think they would have aired the "docudrama" that blamed 9/11 on Clinton last month right in the middle of President Bush's speech.

I hope you are wrong about the oligarchy bit ....

Hi Laura. I respect your reasoned approach, and I'm trying to get more intelligent right-wing posters on my left-wing blog to spice things up a bit. Drop on by. :)

4:13 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks for your thoughts and the invitation, Jim. I'll check your site out. :)

Best wishes, Laura

4:19 PM  

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