Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Gee, That John Adams Op Ed On Bogus Bush Poll Numbers Looks Familiar!

Shame on the editors and the publisher of The Salt lake Tribune (and several others) for allowing this total piece of tripe to appear in print. Even on their Opinion Pages:

Reliance on faulty polls pushes Bush popularity ratings downward
By John Adams

WASHINGTON - President Bush shouldn't worry. His poll numbers are nowhere near as low as The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other mainstream media would have you believe.
How come? First, the polls are not what they claim to be. They are not really polls of the American people or American voters. If you look at the fine print at the end of these stories, you will see that they were based on telephone interviews with around 1,000 people.
So when they say that "more than half of all Americans" feel the president is not doing a good job, they are really talking about just over 500 people - roughly, the number of Democrats in the sample.
Since Democrats are never likely to agree that Bush or any other Republican is doing a good job, we should focus on the other 500. If 30-plus percent of the total of 1,000 feel that the president is doing a good job that means that more than 60 percent of the 500 non-Democrats feel he is doing a good job.

Stupidity and/or pig ignorance should not excuse this downright attempt to deceive readers.

As for John Adams...

His opinion piece above was also carried by:

Colorado ("Don't trust the polls on Bush")

Wilmington ("Bush needn't worry about polls") ("Reliance on faulty polls pushes Bush popularity ratings downward")
Ahem. "KRT Campus is a national wire service for college newspapers."

I'm sure there are more copies of this ridiculous opinion piece out there. Let me know if you see it.

Oh, and will someone recommend some math classes to the perfectly pig ignorant John Adams? How about this one, a 7th Grade math lesson on percent and sampling?

It's a start, Mr. Adams.

So you think you know Delilah?
Judges 16:19--


Anonymous Paul -V- said...

Ah, another example of the "Lib-rul" media hard at work.

With this kind of intelligence at work, I'm amazed he's able to operate a door-knob.

2:10 PM  

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