[ExI] Getting People who Speak Heresies to Shut Up

spike spike66 at att.net
Sat Apr 11 04:37:40 UTC 2009


> ...On Behalf Of Damien Broderick
> To my astonishment (but one can never trust phone polls--who 
> answers these things? and the parameters are undefined), I read:
> <http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/gener
> al_politics/just_53_say_capitalism_better_than_socialism>Just
> 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism Rasmussen Reports

Never trust phone polls or any polls in which the news agency insists on
interpreting the results for us.  Notice an absolutely universal
characteristic of news agencies: they do not simply list the poll questions,
with bar graphs showing how many answered with each category.  Why don't
they report it that way?  Give us the exact wording of the questions, the
choices, and who chose what.  If they feel the savage urge to explain it to
us, append a word file, elsewhere preferrably, for their rattling
speculations and interpretations have little value to me.


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