How Approval Polls And ‘Junk’ Journalism Are Fake Views Pushed By Fake News

Polls are deployed only when they might prove useful — that is, helpful to the powers that be in their question to maintain their position and influence.— Christopher Hitchens, Harper’s Magazine, 1992

The latest rod by which to beat the President of the United States is a Washington Post/ABC News poll showing Mr. Trump’s approval ratings languishing at 36 per cent.

Americans across the board appear, on first take, to be well out of love with the new President. But the “small print” on the polls reveals something quite disturbing about the methodology of the group responsible.

The poll was performed by AbtAssociates — a swamp dweller-staffed research and policy shop in Cambridge, MA.

AbtAssociates board members include former Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood, World Bank, and Deloitte staffers. In other words, it is a microcosm of the party of Davos.

But that in itself doesn’t rule AbtAssociates out from doing decent work. What might, however, is the underlying philosophy behind political polling, and the methodology they use to conduct it.

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Trump Was Hammering CNN In 1990 For Fake News: “When People Say Something False I Attack Those People”

Before hashtags, Russian hackers or fake news were ever a thing, businessman Donald Trump had already had enough of the inaccurate reporting from mainstream media entities like CNN.

In 1990, the future President joined the network for an interview in which he hammered the interviewer about the news channel’s inaccurate and biased reporting.

Even then, just as 24-hour cable news networks were in their infancy, it was a shock to reporters, whose credibility had never really been question, especially in front of their own audiences.

As you’ll see below, Trump not only accuses CNN of getting away with murder in their reporting, but abruptly walks out on the interview after concluding it was yet another witch hunt.

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Florida Representative On Trump Jr. ‘Bombshell’: “I Probably Would Have Done The Same Thing”

After multiple days of the New York Times and CNN rallying their progressive base around chants of ‘treason’ on the ‘startling’ revelation that Donald Trump Jr. would be so brazen as to take a meeting with someone offering opposition research on his father’s political opponent, research that, if you believe Trump Jr., turned out to be a giant “nothing burger” (to use CNN’s preferred language), a Republican Representative from Florida appeared on Wolf Blitzer to interject a little reality back into the latest narrative by pointing out that he, and most likely 99.9% of other politicians in Washington D.C., would have done exactly the same thing.

“Do I think it’s appropriate? I think I probably would have done the same thing.”

“I mean, it’s opposition research and you know, anybody that’s been in an election, you’re always looking to get the upper hand.”

“You know, keep in mind she wasn’t an official for the Russian government that way I understand it.  She’s a Russian lawyer.” 

“And if somebody comes to us and says, ‘Hey we’ve got information on an opponent,’ yeah, I think that’s an appropriate thing to do.”

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Why They Hate Trump So Much

One of the reasons the Leftists are so angry at President Trump isn’t so much because he won, even though Leftists are incapable of being gracious losers. It’s that they were told that the Second Coming of Typhoid Mary would occur, and like all children, are mad that Papa CNN and Mama MSNBC were wrong.

See what I did there? They aren’t angry that CNN and MSNBC and the entire Democrat Media Complex lied to them, but that they were wrong. Which is, of course, how they are still able to hold their Parental Media Betters in high regard, even as CNN implodes.

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O’Keefe Frames #FakeNews WaPo’s RETRACTION

After the release of Veritas’ American Pravda: CNN videos, Paul Farhi of the Washington Post wrote a hit piece with a factually incorrect claim:

“It also doesn’t disclose that he is based in Atlanta – not in Washington or New York, where most of CNN’s coverage of national affairs and politics are produced.”

In reality, our video plainly states “I’d like to introduce you to CNN Supervising Producer John Bonifield in Atlanta.”

Farhi and the Washington Post at first refused to retract this error. Eventually, falling to pressure from the outside, they conceded and placed a large editor’s note on the top of the article. See the article.

Source: O’Keefe Frames #FakeNews WaPo’s RETRACTION | Project Veritas

Rachel Maddow’s Exclusive “Scoop” About A Fake NSA Document Raises Several Key Questions

MSNBC’S RACHEL MADDOW devoted the first 21 minutes of her Thursday night program to what she promoted as an “exclusive” scoop. The cable news host said that someone had sent her a “carefully forged” top-secret NSA document that used a top-secret document The Intercept reported on and published on June 5 as a template. That document — from the June 5 Intercept report — was from an unknown NSA official, and purported to describe Russian attempts to hack election officials and suppliers.

Maddow said her report should serve as a “heads up” to other news organizations that someone is attempting to destroy the credibility of those who report on Trump’s connections to Russia by purposely giving them false information. She suggested, without stating, that this may have been what caused CNN and other outlets recently to publish reports about Trump and/or Russia that ended up being retracted.

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Why The 17 Intelligence Agencies Talking Point Matters

Mass media’s prolific repetition of  Hillary Clinton’s false claim that 17 different intelligence agencies determined Russia meddled in the 2016 election demonstrates critical gaps of scrutiny within analysis of possible collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

Larger media’s inability to parse truth from partisan talking points with respect to Russia’s influence campaign is plainly reflected in retracted stories from CNN, abandonment of basic journalistic practice from the Washington Post, and constant repetition of debunked assertions by some of the most high profile members of Cable news.

The 17 intelligence agencies claim stems from a misunderstanding of what the intelligence community is and two separate reports by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in October 2016 and January 2017.

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