Filed under: Domestic Policy, Education, Humor, Intelligence, News of the Weird, Pop Culture | Tags: Conspiracy Theories, Political Power, Propaganda
Public Policy Polling is a respected polling organization. They found in January that Americans have a higher opinion of colonoscopies than they do of Congress. That may be specious, and anything noxious would get the same result. We do, however, have to remember that we elected them, and they are only human— which means they have real faults just like the rest of us. Just means we have to look at their qualifications a little more closely next time, rather than just their party affiliation.
PPP has just released a Conspiracy Theory poll. They” took the opportunity to poll 20 widespread and/or infamous conspiracy theories. Many are well known to the public, others just to the darker corners of the internet.” I picked ten to list here.
- 37% of voters believe global warming is a hoax, 51% do not. Republicans say global warming is a hoax by a 58–25% margin, Democrats disagree 11–77%, and Independents are more split at 41–51%. 61% of Romney voters believe global warming is a hoax.
- 6% of voter believe Osama bin Laden is still alive.
- 29% of voters believe aliens exist
- 9% of voters think the government adds fluoride to our water supply for sinister reasons (not just dental health).
- 20% of voters believe there is a link between childhood vaccines and autism, 51% do not.
- Voters are split 44%–45% on whether Bush intentionally misled about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. 72% of Democrats think Bush lied about WMD, Independents agree 48–45%. Just 13% of Republicans think so.
- 14% of voters believe in Bigfoot.
- 15% of voters think the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry “invent” new diseases to make money.
- 5% of voters believe that Paul McCartney actually died in 1966
- 11% of voters believe the US Government allowed 9/11 to happen, 78% do not agree.
PPP surveyed 1,247 registered American voters from March 27th to 30th. The margin of error for the overall sample is +/- 2.8%. More results can be found here.
I grew up in the woods, and I do not believe in Bigfoot. I believe that “global warming” is a proven fraud. I also grew up with the perfect amount of natural fluoride in the water, no dentist needed. And the headline came from a statement on the radio by a professor who has just written a book on unsolved mysteries (or conspiracies).
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Media Bias, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Ministry of Truth, Press Corps, Propaganda
The Ministry of Truth.
The MSM (mainstream media) is no longer in the news business, they are in the propaganda business. They go to work in the morning to attack Republicans, promote Obama’s agenda, and cover up for the White House and Democrats. Yes, they are that biased and unprofessional.
Filed under: Election 2008, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Democrat, Democrat lies, Ignorance, Propaganda
A new Zogby poll confirms what many of us knew: Obama won the election because of uninformed, misinformed and ignorant supporters.
A documentary, “Media Malpractice…How Obama Got Elected,” addressing the “mainstream” news media’s complicity in keeping voters ignorant and misinformed is in the works. In this preview, the film-maker interviews 12 Obama supporters, randomly selected by another Obama supporter. The results would be funny if they weren’t so frightening:
According to the Zogby poll, a whopping 57.4% of Obama supporters believe erroneously that Republicans are currently in control of congress. The most unpopular congress ever, for good reason, and well over half of Obama voters are exactly wrong about who is controlling it.
And so Obama supporters give even more power to the party that has presided over our current economic collapse. Its not a surprise, but it doesn’t make it any less depressing.
Other results from the poll:
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we “gave” one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)