During our most recent quadrennial cataclysm, most conservatives were concerned by how easily Barack Obama’s unrelenting vague political platitudes of “change” and “hope” easily swayed not only strangers, but also otherwise rational thinking friends, family, and colleagues. Moreover, most of us were fully cognizant of how ridiculously slanted in favor of Obama that most of the mainstream media (MSM) was.
But, what may not be as readily apparent is how the manipulation of large groups of people through left-leaning media outlets contributed to the lack of essential knowledge many Americans had regarding both the Presidential candidates and political information in general.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
An upcoming documentary video by John Ziegler delves into voters’ ignorance of common political facts. In asking basic questions of pro-Obama voters as they exited polling places, Ziegler got remarkably misinformed answers. In fact, these voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence, verbal abilities, and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience.
These Obama voters could not correctly identify Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D), Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D), … and … they could not correctly identify the majority party of both houses of the current (110th) US Congress (the Democratic Party).
They were also asked about gaffs made by different candidates. Interestingly, almost all attributed every gaff to Sarah Palin even though most were made by Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Ziegler’s team conducted the interviews right after the Obama supporters voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. Today, Ziegler postulates that these folks were, in fact, the victims of gross “media malpractice”.
You may need to turn your volume up a little to hear this one.
Ziegler also appeared on the Fox News Hannity & Colmes show Monday (2008-11-17) for a lively discussion.
Because interviewing a relative handful of Obama voters, while interesting, is hardly scientific proof of anything, Ziegler also commissioned a Zogby International telephone poll (November 13 – 15) which asked the very same questions (as well as a few more) to a random sampling of 512 Obama voters with similarly amazing results.
Zogby Poll Results:
It appears to me the toxic recipe concocted by the MSM of repeated campaign bromides, vicious attacks on the Republican candidates, highly favorable coverage of the Democratic candidates, and ongoing blatant omission of relevant news coverage contaminated voters’ ideological perspective and political knowledge. What say you?
Related References …
HowObamaGotElected.com — Ziegler’s site