Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Obama Got Elected

I've been trying not to let this blog get too political over the last few weeks. However, THIS is too good to pass up. It's a poll (with YouTube video) on Obama supporters. It demonstrates how little many of his supporters knew about the candidates. It's really about media bias and how reporting can effect the image of a candidate.

I'm sure there are plenty of nit-picky things that could be found in the interview and poll... certainly it's not unbiased. The video is in the style of Jay Leno's "Jay Walking", where he goes out an interviews the "man-on-the-street", asks really easy questions, and laughs at them when they get the questions wrong. There's no way to know if the interviewer selected the worst of the worst.

The poll is more scientific and more representative of the issue. It's interesting to see how fascinatingly uninformed some voters are on key issues.

There's further analysis of the poll questions and methods HERE.

And note to the girl at the end of the video, JOHN STEWART AND THE COLBERT REPORT ARE NOT NEWS!! THEY ARE SATIRICAL COMEDY YOU IDIOT!!!

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