Noah Pollack: CNN’s Poll vs. CNN’s Spin

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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....

Read the whole thing.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchMedia* Economics, PoliticsUS Presidential Election 2008

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Posted September 27, 2008 at 10:03 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. William S wrote:

Interesting - even the BBC this morning (UK time) commented that it seemed a tie, with if anything McCain coming away with slightly more to feel satisfied about.

September 27, 2:24 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

I’m shocked, shocked to find that editorializing is going on in here!

Apologies to Captain Renault

September 27, 2:49 pm | [comment link]
3. GSP98 wrote:

I haven’t owned a tellytube for about 2 1/2 years, but I learned to quite watching CNN-or NBC, ABC, or CBS for that matter, because I couldn’t stomach the far-left editorializing of the news.  Ditto #2.

September 27, 3:25 pm | [comment link]
4. GSP98 wrote:

Aaaarrrgghh! Meant to say “but I learned long before then to quit…”

September 27, 3:27 pm | [comment link]
5. Harvey wrote:

I have learned to watch CNN and FOX.  One is quite liberal, the other concervative.  In doing so I get both sides of the story - somewhat.  But the one thing I dislike about both stations is their tendency to say “..this is what they said but what they meant was..”  They then waste the next one or two hours doing talkey-talkey.  I don’t even bother watching NPR - its wasted time.

September 28, 1:26 pm | [comment link]
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