Thursday, December 14, 2017

Poll: 23 percent say Cheney worst vice president ever

Posted on December 22, 2008

In a recent CNN poll, it was reported that 23% of those polled said Vice-President Dick Cheney was the worst VP ever. The headline for the article stated just that, as I have in this post. Now, when I initially say the headline, I said to myself, “You have got to be kidding!” Why would anyone care what just 23% of the country thought about any given topic. Last time I checked, we are a country that is ruled by a MAJORITY and if I do my math correctly, 23% is nowhere near a majority of anything. Hell, 23% of people polled by the AP said they have actually seen a ghost or believe they have been in one’s presence, with the most likely candidates for such visits including single people, Catholics and those who never attend religious services. Again I ask, who cares? Now, if this number more closely reflected the statistics of the country’s political demographic, I might be more impressed. It is estimated that almost 46% of registered voters are Democrat. With that number, wouldn’t it be more of a headline to say that, of those polled, 23% DON’T agree with the Democrats that Cheney is the worst VP ever? Those traitors! Where is there allegiance to the party?

This is just another fine example of the worthless reporting by the mainstream media. The article went on to say that 34% of those polled thought the VP was a good number 2. Why wasn’t that the heading of the article, I ask? Because it wouldn’t ring with the liberal left who is the largest supporting group of MSM? Because no one wants to hear about the support of a Republican, but rather try and shed them in a negative light. This is despicable and a poor example of what the media is supposed to represent.

I would be willing to bet that I could take a poll of any topic and, phrased right, get 23% of those questioned to answer negatively. I don’t remember seeing any such headlines after the Presidential election stating that 46% of the country voted against Obama’s policies and what he stands for. Where was that article, Mr. Ted Turner? It’s no wonder papers like the NY Times are having to mortgage their buildings to keep afloat. It’s no wonder that CNN falls a distant second to the news organization Fox. The motto at Fox News is “We Report, You Decide” and it appears at CNN it is more like, “Let Us Take All The Thinking Out of Your News and Make Up Your Mind For You!”

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