Thursday, September 10, 2009

Don't trust ANYTHING you hear on CNN

CNN's Political Ticker is touting a "double-digit post-speech jump" in support for Obamacare.  (Link here.)  "Two out of three Americans who watched President Barack Obama's health care reform speech Wednesday night," the CNN report continues, "favor his health care plans - a 14-point gain among speech-watchers."

Wow.  That sure differs with the mood on the street here in St. Louis.  But CNN isn't bothering to tell you that it created the numbers, very nearly, from whole cloth.  What they actually did (and give them some credit for disclosing it, though at the bottom of the article) is poll a bunch of Democrats and almost no Republicans.  So, shocker, a bunch of Democrats think Obama's plan is just peachy.

This isn't news.  This isn't reporting.  This certainly isn't journalism.  No, as James Earl Jones would say, this is CNN. 

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