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Subject: Re: Pollster admits polls were 'propaganda' Date: 10/3/2012 11:48 AM
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GoofGoof wrote: Somehow you manage to convince yourself that independent polls, like Gallup, CNN/ORC, NBC/WSJ, Pew Research and many others suffer the same disease - and amazingly that they're all in one big liberal conspiracy together.


You confuse "conspiracy" with confirmation bias, a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs.

It's a fact that the media is liberally biased. Several authors have written books on liberal bias in the media. Some examples include:

John Stossel wrote Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media in 2004 about what he alleged was a liberal bias in the established media.

Bernard Goldberg wrote Bias in 2001, in which he claimed CBS, his former employer, had a liberal bias. In 2009, he published A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.

S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman and Linda Lichter wrote The Media Elite in 1986, in which journalists' political views and voting record were compared to the general public.

Bob Kohn wrote Journalistic Fraud, a criticism of the New York Times.
Ann Coulter wrote Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right in 2002, in which she claimed the American television and print news had a widespread liberal bias.

Brian C. Anderson wrote South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias.

Tim Groseclose wrote Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind.
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