Polls and the media disinformation campaign

Their mission is clear: discourage Trump voters.  On the polling front, Goebbels/Pravda (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the Washington Post, and NYT) continues its campaign of disinformation and discouragement.

Don’t be taken in.

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, The ABC News Department of Goebbels/Pravda released a poll for the period 10/20-10/22 that asserted an astonishing 53-41 Clinton lead.  Predictably, other wings of the Democratic Party’s six-headed propaganda apparatus, citing their ABC comrade’s “poll,” continue to refer to Clinton’s supposed commanding lead.  

The only problem for America’s emboldened People’s Ministry of Information (“PMI”) is that among the most recent national polls, ABC is the “outlier,” and by a huge margin:

Consider the independent, non-PMI polls that also appeared at RCP on October 23 (Sunday):

IBT/TIPP (10/17-10/22): Trump 43, Clinton 42

LA Times/ USC Tracking: (10/16-10/22): Trump 44, Clinton 44

Add, if you will, Rasmussen (not listed in today’s RCP polls) from Friday, October 21: Trump 43, Clinton 41.

Another poll of interest is Reuters/Ipsos from Friday, October 21, that claimed a Clinton lead of 44-40, but, significantly for Reuters, whose distaste for conservatives is well known, that lead showed major movement toward Trump over the preceding week, when Reuters/Ipsos had Trump trailing 44-37.

The American people are not as dumb as Goebbels/Pravda thinks.

What’s going on in laughably obvious fashion is an effort by Goebbels/Pravda to discourage Trump voters and to herd the ever smaller number of undecideds into Clinton’s camp.

The situation is murky, but there appears to be no Clinton lead at this point, let alone a large one.  To create the appearance of one, Goebbels/Pravda finds itself compelled to throw a cooked outlier into the RCP average.

Another note on terminology, this time especially for the benefit of the Millennial generation, whose lack of acquaintance with history is their elders’ fault, not theirs:

“Pravda” is not a purveyor of overpriced apparel that would be “Prada.”  Pravda was the official newspaper of the Communist Party, USSR, 1917-1991, and a dependable parrot for the Party and Soviet government line.

“Goebbels” are not cute little furry animals those would be “gerbils.”  Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was the propaganda minister of the Hitler regime, who with ruthless efficiency controlled all information available to the German people through major media (then limited to newspapers and radio) from 1933 till 1945.

Somewhere in hell, these vile propagandists are looking up in awed admiration at the ongoing efforts of their American successors.  The complete alignment by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post with the Obama regime’s designated successor is the equal of any of their predecessor propagandists’ behavior.

In ignoring the substantive and the positive about Trump (e.g., his Gettysburg speech of this past Saturday, October 22, 2016), in featuring the trivial about him made to appear negative, and in uniformly doing the opposite for Clinton, they have surpassed their historical models in both brazenness and method.

But in their assertion that Clinton has opened a huge lead in this race, they have scrupulously followed their historical predecessors’ central propaganda dictum: an unanswered lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.

As the final two weeks of the campaign begin, the magnitude and ruthlessness of Donald Trump’s opponents in this David and Goliath contest have come into frighteningly clear focus.

In the face of unceasingly dishonest, virulent, and unified opposition from political, corporate, and media elites, he has fought courageously and with amazingly enduring energy.  In doing so, he has earned the grateful admiration and loyalty of tens of millions of working and middle-class Americans for whom he has waged the fight.

In their desperation, Goebbels/Pravda has resorted to their roles models’ favorite tactic: The Big Lie.

In fact, the race at this point is confused but probably very tight.  Goebbels/Pravda no doubt has more disinformation in store.  Be resolute.

And above all, vote!

Their mission is clear: discourage Trump voters.  On the polling front, Goebbels/Pravda (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the Washington Post, and NYT) continues its campaign of disinformation and discouragement.

Don’t be taken in.

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, The ABC News Department of Goebbels/Pravda released a poll for the period 10/20-10/22 that asserted an astonishing 53-41 Clinton lead.  Predictably, other wings of the Democratic Party’s six-headed propaganda apparatus, citing their ABC comrade’s “poll,” continue to refer to Clinton’s supposed commanding lead.  

The only problem for America’s emboldened People’s Ministry of Information (“PMI”) is that among the most recent national polls, ABC is the “outlier,” and by a huge margin:

Consider the independent, non-PMI polls that also appeared at RCP on October 23 (Sunday):

IBT/TIPP (10/17-10/22): Trump 43, Clinton 42

LA Times/ USC Tracking: (10/16-10/22): Trump 44, Clinton 44

Add, if you will, Rasmussen (not listed in today’s RCP polls) from Friday, October 21: Trump 43, Clinton 41.

Another poll of interest is Reuters/Ipsos from Friday, October 21, that claimed a Clinton lead of 44-40, but, significantly for Reuters, whose distaste for conservatives is well known, that lead showed major movement toward Trump over the preceding week, when Reuters/Ipsos had Trump trailing 44-37.

The American people are not as dumb as Goebbels/Pravda thinks.

What’s going on in laughably obvious fashion is an effort by Goebbels/Pravda to discourage Trump voters and to herd the ever smaller number of undecideds into Clinton’s camp.

The situation is murky, but there appears to be no Clinton lead at this point, let alone a large one.  To create the appearance of one, Goebbels/Pravda finds itself compelled to throw a cooked outlier into the RCP average.

Another note on terminology, this time especially for the benefit of the Millennial generation, whose lack of acquaintance with history is their elders’ fault, not theirs:

“Pravda” is not a purveyor of overpriced apparel that would be “Prada.”  Pravda was the official newspaper of the Communist Party, USSR, 1917-1991, and a dependable parrot for the Party and Soviet government line.

“Goebbels” are not cute little furry animals those would be “gerbils.”  Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was the propaganda minister of the Hitler regime, who with ruthless efficiency controlled all information available to the German people through major media (then limited to newspapers and radio) from 1933 till 1945.

Somewhere in hell, these vile propagandists are looking up in awed admiration at the ongoing efforts of their American successors.  The complete alignment by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post with the Obama regime’s designated successor is the equal of any of their predecessor propagandists’ behavior.

In ignoring the substantive and the positive about Trump (e.g., his Gettysburg speech of this past Saturday, October 22, 2016), in featuring the trivial about him made to appear negative, and in uniformly doing the opposite for Clinton, they have surpassed their historical models in both brazenness and method.

But in their assertion that Clinton has opened a huge lead in this race, they have scrupulously followed their historical predecessors’ central propaganda dictum: an unanswered lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.

As the final two weeks of the campaign begin, the magnitude and ruthlessness of Donald Trump’s opponents in this David and Goliath contest have come into frighteningly clear focus.

In the face of unceasingly dishonest, virulent, and unified opposition from political, corporate, and media elites, he has fought courageously and with amazingly enduring energy.  In doing so, he has earned the grateful admiration and loyalty of tens of millions of working and middle-class Americans for whom he has waged the fight.

In their desperation, Goebbels/Pravda has resorted to their roles models’ favorite tactic: The Big Lie.

In fact, the race at this point is confused but probably very tight.  Goebbels/Pravda no doubt has more disinformation in store.  Be resolute.

And above all, vote!