CNN Spins Debate for Obama

Not that we are surprised. Via Commentary:

"CNN’s poll of debate viewers blares a puzzling headline: “Round 1 in debate goes to Obama, poll says.”

But the poll itself actually doesn’t say that. This is blatant editorializing on the part of CNN. The first problem is the numbers:

Fifty-one percent of those polled thought Obama did the better job in Friday night’s debate, while 38 percent said John McCain did better.

Buried way, way down at the bottom of the story — hopefully, one surmises, past the point where anyone would read — is the following:

The results may be favoring Obama simply because more Democrats than Republicans tuned in to the debate. Of the debate-watchers questioned in this poll, 41 percent of the respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 27 percent as Republicans and 30 percent as independents."

So basically the poll and the point is worthless.

3 comments

  1. Andy B  

    9/27/2008 02:30:00 PM

    Mac--What happened to your blog?

  2. MacRanger  

    9/27/2008 03:23:00 PM

    It was "nuked" again Andy. This will be the new home until webhosting and wordpress begins to secure it's stuff.

  3. noman  

    9/28/2008 06:42:00 PM

    I heard Fox called it for obama as well.

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