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CBS Evening News Ignores Own Poll

Critics have long charged that the media uses polls to push their own agenda.

Of course, when CBS does a poll showing Bush pulling ahead of Kerry by 3 points, but CBS doesn't air those results after airing earlier results that help Kerry, that charge seems harder to shake.

When a CBS News poll found John Kerry leading George W. Bush by 48 to 43 percent amongst registered voters, Dan Rather reported it on the February 16 CBS Evening News, and when another CBS News poll two weeks ago put Kerry up by a mere one point over Bush, by 47 to 46 percent with registered voters, the February 28 CBS Evening News highlighted the finding. But on Monday... the CBS Evening News didnít utter a word about [thier] new numbers which put Bush up over Kerry by 46 to 43 percent with registered voters.

†††† Two weeks ago, the CBS Evening News emphasized how Bushís approval rating had fallen below 50 percent, but the new poll found his approval rating back above 50 percent -- but that too went unmentioned Monday night.

Liberal media? What liberal media?


Comments (4)

What do you expect from Rat... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

What do you expect from Rather. He has long been known to be a liberal agenda advocate. I think Bozell had some interesting commentary on the a while ago, I'll have to dig through his archives and try to find it.

What do you expect from Rat... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

What do you expect from Rather. He has long been known to be a liberal agenda advocate. I think Bozell had some interesting commentary on the subject a while ago, I'll have to dig through his archives and try to find it.

[expletive] liberal media. ... (Below threshold)

[expletive] liberal media. I'd feel sicker at this, but it's so familiar that it barely even makes a dent in my sensibilities any more.

Of course, there's also tha... (Below threshold)

Of course, there's also that damned "conservative media" to lament as well, as evidenced by the world's biggest media mogul bringing members of the Bush team to advise his upper management...
Link here: http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1172627,00.html




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