Friday, October 03, 2008
The Palin-Biden Debate and Media Spin
Just when you thought you were irritated enough at the media, here comes this little bit of reportage. What irks me about it is this. If you read the article, you'd come away thinking Joe Biden defeated Sarah Palin in last night's debate. The AP uses two polls -- one from CNN and the other from CBS -- to reach that conclusion. Funny, but when you look at other polls, you get a different conclusion.
Isn't it also interesting that when people registered their viewpoints by calls, text messages, and especially focus groups broadcast live on television — places where the results couldn't readily be filtered by interested individuals — Sarah Palin gets the nod as having won the debate.
You see, the media think that Obama is god, and they're going to ram him down our throats whether we want him or not. Don't get me wrong. I think Joe Biden performed well and didn't make any of the gaffes he usually makes. But Sarah Palin could have left the Delaware senator in a gibbering heap, and it wouldn't have mattered one iota to the media. They can't give Palin anything more than the damnation of faint praise.
Between the Iron Curtain of a hostile left wing media, and groups like ACORN and others intent on gaming the voting booth, it is obvious that the left is going all out to make sure they win this time.
If they do, we'll be sorry. Big time.