The WaPo. Harbinger of intellectual and ethical nihilism.
I feel a little like that guy who hosts the TV show Dirty Jobs. Just a couple of days ago I highlighted the crapfest hosted by the WaPo’s Ombudsman over the fact that they ignored the New Black Panther Party/Eric Holder love fest, and then when caught with their hand in the Administration’s pants they crafted the “we were too busy doing important stuff” excuse.
Chris Cillizza sneaking a peek from his WaPo office.
Well, here’s volume two. Chris Cillizza who writes at WaPo’s The Fix, had this headline on July 20 at 7:28am ET: Democrats retake lead in generic ballot.
The story covered Gallup’s new poll results showing a turnaround for Dems in the so-called “generic ballot” question. I’m on record saying that the whole idea of a generic ballot is more-or-less an exercise in mental masturbation and I pay no attention to it. And that’s not what this article is about.
On July 21 at 6:00pm ET, Neil Stevens posted a story at Redstate that showed how Gallup cooked their books by effectively combining two separate polls to produce a desired result. If you look only at the “likely voter” numbers in the Gallup internals guess what? Republicans were ahead. Just like in their June 2 poll and in the Rasmussen polling.
And to further confound things in Mr. Cillizza’s world in the WaPo bubble, yesterday morning I published a story here about the latest QuinPoll that shows Republicans with a generic ballot lead.
Oh, and since I’m pretty sure Cillizza – nobody for that matter at the WaPo – reads either Redstate or 908 Straight St!, Chris still can’t plead ignorance about the facts because of the following comment:
Good Morning Sir, As an African American,
Let me say this , You spoke to soon, Have you seen the new Quinnipiac Poll out today ? Please see this statement-But voters say 43 – 38 percent they would vote for a Republican in a generic Congressional race, Sorry Washingtonpost
Posted by: bernardyoung | July 21, 2010 9:31 AM
Now the question I have for the folk at the WaPo is simple. Are you going to bother to post corrections noting that the Gallup result was a manufactured piece of BS and that QuinPolls matches the recent trends showing Republicans leading on generic ballots?
Somehow, I doubt it.