Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Malkin on ABC Push Poll

One of the most egregious sins of MSM during the Schiavo affair has been ABC's manipulative poll that found uninformed Americans, misinformed them, and trumpeted the results as a true reflection of American opinion. These tricks are so hackneyed and overused by politicians, you'd think other MSM outlets would quickly dispose of the chicanery, but they have simply reported ABC's findings without questioning them.

The truth is out there. Michelle Malkin breaks down the poll and other MSM distortions on the Schiavo case here, for example. But who's reading it?

Unfortunately, one of the rules of public opinion management is that you have to convince the public that the public supports your position. ABC has done this and no one has stepped up to fill the void with the truth. The blogosphere, for all its power, has as yet been unable to save one frail life.