When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Media Inaccuracy: So Much for Headlines

We are inundated by media inaccuracy and bias--and not just traditional mainstream media. Here's a recent headline from Politico.com--"Poll: Obama lead over Mitt shrinks." Now reading that you would think Obama still leads Romney, just by a narrower margin. Not so! Read the bold below--

2012 Presidential Election: Campaign News, Polls, Results & Candidates - POLITICO.com: "Poll: Obama lead over Mitt shrinks By DARIUS DIXON | 4/17/12 6:28 AM Just more than half of registered voters surveyed said that jobs and the economy were the most important issues of the presidential election, while 45 percent to 43 percent voters preferred Romney — a statistical tie with the president." 

Obama's "lead" shrinks? I'd say more like "gone" or "disappears." As is so often the case, the true story and facts are different from the headline. So much for headline accuracy at www.politico.com or elsewhere in the "news media!"


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