What’s going on with the polls?
Something funny is happening in the major national polling department of this presidential race, and no one’s talking about it.
First, somehow the narrative seems to be developing that the polls show Clinton with a near insurmountable lead.
Not so fast.
Not so fast at all.
There is a very large gap between Trump’s and Clinton’s current national standing, as revealed by Goebbels/Pravda (CBS, NBC, ABC/Washington Post), on the one hand, versus the picture painted by three respected polling organizations that are not part of the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, on the other:
Here are some of the numbers available Friday, October 21, 2016:
Goebbels/Pravda (with NBC and CBS as reported by RCP on the afternoon of Friday, October 21, 2016):
ABC/Washington Post: 47-43, Clinton
NBC: 51-43, Clinton
CBS: 51-40, Clinton
Non-Propaganda Machine-affiliated (as reported on the afternoon of Friday, October 21, 2016):
IBT/TIPP: 41-40, Trump
LA Times/USC Tracking: 44.5-43.8, Trump
Rasmussen: 43-41, Trump
To say there’s a huge difference in the current state of the race as depicted by Goebbels/Pravda versus that shown by major independent polling organizations would be risible understatement.
The propaganda arm of the Democratic Party is showing a runaway race, while the independents present an extremely tight one, with Trump frequently leading by a nose.
I have no idea who’s right, but I’m certain of this: both can’t be.
As our twenty-five-year-olds would ask: “Dude, what’s up with that?”
Why no discussion of this huge discrepancy?
Why the assumption by the media that it’s in the bag for what’s-her-name?
By the way, regarding an item of terminology:
I submit that “Goebbels/Pravda” is a moniker the gang of six has more than richly earned by its collective coverage of “The News” in this presidential election.
In the current election, the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN have openly, obviously, crudely, and in unalloyed derogation of their obligations as news organizations in a free society, affiliated themselves with the Democratic Party. With unassailable historical veracity, they now can and should be grouped with their predecessor propagandists whose function was to parrot the line of the parties that controlled the Soviet Union, 1917-91, and Germany, 1933-45.
They should be collectively so referenced until they have shown for at least a generation that they can honestly select, investigate, and report the news, especially in national elections.
All writers have my permission to employ the term without attribution.