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Former pollster for Edwards and Gore admits polls "propaganda".

  1. JSChams profile image60
    JSChamsposted 5 years ago

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the … 37100.html

    Put em on the stand. Marvelous way to get the truth.

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read that earlier today. Interesting, to say the least.

      1. JSChams profile image60
        JSChamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Don't you just love how topics like this get dutifully ignored by the left?

  2. Aficionada profile image88
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Wow.  That's pretty eye-opening.

    Here are some quotes from the article that, to me, are worth remembering - like, forever (I added all the bolding, italics, and underlining):

    "...the discussion of polling and the legitimate bounds of spin did offer an unusual behind-the-scenes look at a major presidential campaign...."

    "Hickman's testimony also opened a rare window into the way major presidential campaigns try to use polling numbers to spin the press and laid bare the fact that top campaign operatives sometimes propound a version of the truth starkly at odds with what they themselves believe."

    "In short, to many journalists, what Hickman admitted doing in late 2007 and 2008 was no more a sign of bad character than an actor spinning a yarn on stage during a play or a lawyer mounting an implausible defense for a clearly guilty client."

    "Asked if what he did to that end in the 2008 race was at all unusual when compared with other contests, Hickman told Duncan: 'No. No. I did -- you know, I did what I was supposed to do…. I did my job the way I've always done my job.'"

    [Quoting Hickman] "'The business I'm in is a business any fool can get into.'"  - - -  It's, um, well, sort of like the blind leading the blind.  yikes