27 Jul Lies, damn lies, and… deliberately screwing with polling data to deceive your audience.
Katie Halper continues her great reporting on U.S. politics, noting how the corporate media systematically misreports polling data in order to cheat progressives and elevate establishmentarians like Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg.
(Echoes of 2016, with the 1% pulling out all of the stops to morph journalism into sheer political shilling, blatantly campaigning for the oligarchs’ preferred politicians — and smearing anyone remotely progressive — in order to help the 1% rig our elections for Trump’s ideological and moral equals… like his old family friend, the equally corrupt, primary-rigging, serial racist warmonger, Hillary Clinton.)
The “liberal” (corporate/far-right) media and “liberal” institutions, like the post-1980s Democratic Party, have only one mantra in the 2020 election cycle, the same one they’ve had for years, nakedly exposed in 2016: destroy progressives (no holds barred, no laws or concerns for democracy or fair play applicable).
This is why we can’t have nice things.