The Left Concocts a Poisonous Day of News
Three leading stories yesterday.
Three bogus stories yesterday.
** ONE- CBS News is still true to form:
Truth: The poll is 6.4 percentage points below the national average
On the bottom of the PDF version of the poll (page 18) it says how many Democrats versus Republicans were contacted.
“Total Republicans” contacted: 272 unweighted and 289 weighted.
“Total Democrats” contacted: 409 unweighted and 381 weighted.
“Total Independents” contacted: 337 unweighted and 348 weighted.
Brent Baker also noted how CBS failed to highlight a key portion of its poll on the Feb. 27 “CBS Evening News.” 66 percent of respondents thought the media devoted “too much time” to Cheney’s hunting accident.
** TWO- The The Washington Post wildly exaggerates Iraqi deaths!
Including this jewel of biased reporting:
Men and a few women in black abayas pressed up to the window’s black bars as the reek of the bodies inside spilled out.
“What neighborhood?” a morgue worker asked one waiting man.
“Adhamiyah,” the man said, naming a predominantly Sunni neighborhood.
Tapping at the keyboard, the morgue worker fast-forwarded through the scores of tortured faces.
What a disgrace!
Truth: Where did they really get that total? The actual tally from morgue officials was 249! The Washington Post is off by 1051 from official counts!
Iraq’s Cabinet, meanwhile, disputes a Washington Post tally of 13-hundred Iraqi dead in the past week, calling that number “inaccurate and exaggerated.”
The Post cited figures from the Baghdad central morgue in its report on deaths in the violence since a Shiite shrine was destroyed. But a morgue official says as of Sunday night it had only received 249 bodies tied to the violence.
** THREE- This was by far the worst! Leftist Zogby International’s Shameful Swipe at the Troops in Iraq!
Truth: This was such a deliberate hackjob on Americans who are putting their lives on the line each day! It is amazing that this outfit still gets contracts after their horrible continued results. But, as long as there are Leftist groups wanting to shape opinion and paying for it, Zogby will be able to pay the electric bills.
Zogby’s poll purposely leaves open too many questions, which combined with the performance and nature of the Zogby polling organization, raises many doubts as to the poll’s reliability.
First, the questions asked are not publicly revealed, nor the preparatory statements to the questions. Results of polls can vary widely depending on how the questions are presented, and prefaced by what information or assertions. Further, the questioner may affect the willingness of the respondent to be questioned, affecting the results, and may select those responding, again affecting the results. Those administering the questionnaire to troops are not revealed.
Second, the survey methodology is not publicly revealed. Without this standard professional transparency and peer review, it is impossible to test reliability.
Third, the specific demographics of the military members in Iraq are not known. Without this benchmark, it is impossible to know whether the sample is representative.
Fourth, the organization sponsoring the poll, Le Moyne College Center for Peace and Global Studies is a typical leftist campus creation.
Lastly, not a single visitor to Iraq from any media or political party, including critics of the Iraq war, has reported any such negativity among the troops there. Indeed, overwhelming support for the mission and for finishing the job is reported. Similarly, among the 1,246 military blogs, one would have to search hard and long to find such corroborating negativity.
Democracy Project has much more.
Mystery Pollster tries to explain Zogby.
Officer’s Club says “Something’s not right here!”
Murdoc nails it.
Texas Rainmaker says there is a paralysis of analysis somewhere.
Atlas has more on Zogby… things you may have missed.
LT Smash has two words for the pollsters.
Ace says, “Maybe you can pull that crap with degenerates like Chris Matthews, but Tanker don’t play that game!”
Greyhawk has brushed this news(?) aside and is doing some real reporting on the war.
More Truth: From the New York Post:
THE reporting out of Baghdad continues to be hysterical and dishonest. There is no civil war in the streets. None. Period.
Terrorism, yes. Civil war, no. Clear enough?
Victor Davis Hanson says it best… We’re winning in Iraq. Let’s not lose at home!