Carol Platt Liebau: The Democratic Strategy

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Democratic Strategy

As the guys over at Real Clear Politics point out, Democrats have very effectively been exploiting a strategy: They offer only minimally convincing evidence of a Democratic "surge" to the press, which eagerly seizes upon and prints it -- as it fits the MSM's own ideological predilections. The idea is to dishearten Republicans, and help the perception of a pending Democratic sweep become a reality.

Obviously, the strategy couldn't work without the complicity of the media. But the take-away lesson is that polls aren't only a simple snapshot in time -- they're also sometimes misreported to create an impression that isn't necessarily true.


Blogger COPioneer said...

The Dems/MSM/Hollywood live in a fantasy land where they can make up their own reality.

Is it any wonder that the primary themes of TV and movies is Sex, Drugs, Murder, and Hell? Most people tend to write stories about that which is close to their heart.

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