Reported by CNN, globally.
WATCH it in action, see how the media begins to manipulate public opinion. This is the seed. It will grow quickly. It’s terrifying.
[My emphasis is added]
Sunday, April 3, 2005 Posted: 6:14 PM EDT (2214 GMT)
A majority of U.S. Catholics surveyed want the next pope to have a theological outlook similar to that of Pope John Paul II, but they would also like to see changes on issues such as birth control, stem cell research and allowing priests to marry, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Sunday.
Large majorities of Catholics and non-Catholics polled said they believe the next choice of pope matters to the world, the survey also found.”
[Then it goes on to say - if you get that far]
“In telephone interviews mostly conducted before his death, two-thirds of the 254 Catholics polled said . . . . “
WHO GIVES A DAMN WHAT 254 PEOPLE SAY!
THERE ARE WELL OVER ONE QUARTER OF A BILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN THESE UNITED STATES.
HOW CAN CNN AND USA TODAY AND GALLUP EVEN DARE TO SUGGEST THAT THEIR POLL HAS ANY SIGNIFICANCE WHATSOEVER. THIS “POLL” SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A REFERENCE. THIS EFFORT TO INFLUENCE VOTING IS A MISREPRESENTATION OF AMERICA TO THE WORLD, AN ABUSE OF THE AIRWAVES AND A SCANDAL, AND THEY SHOULD BE STOPPED BY LAW AND THEIR METHODS INVESTIGATED BY THE FCC
I worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation for a period of six years in England. I worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for a period of six years in Canada. They are quasi governmental organizations, and yes, their pay is lousy, but they are recognized all over the world, and are known globally to be indeed “The Most Trusted Names in News”.
But who is CNN? Why do they find it necessary to be an “LP, LLLP”? [Limited partners, Limited Liability Limited Partners]. That, for those who don’t know, is a double layer of concealment of the identity of the partners for their protection.
Protection from what? Personal protection from people like me?
Who are they? Are they American citizens, all of them? And why should we care?
The importance to get answers to these questions is self-evident, and they probably think they are protected by some Constitutional right to privacy. Well, here’s why.
CNN is the closest we get in this country to an international broadcast organization, sending the face of America to the rest of the world.
They have the ability to manipulate the news, as we see by the above “poll”, by a sampling of just 254 people. It is my belief that the Gallup and USA Today names are thrown in as a diversionary tactic to gain credibility. 254 is about .00009% of the population, based on 300,000,000 people, all of whom are “Catholics and non-Catholics”. Already, I have heard the information repeated on talk radio with the sampling figure left out.
It was the famous British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who coined the phrase “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” a century and a half ago. Here, this “statistic” is not even worthy of the name.
In my humble opinion, and this is only one person’s humble opinion, this is a wake-up call to our government and our State Department.
A Congressional Committee should be formed to investigate just what are the identities of hidden people behind all news organizations for public scrutiny.
An investigation could reveal editorial agendas having little to do with facts.
And acceptable rules of the science of statistical analysis should be set for the running of “polls” such as this. Right now, they appear to be run for the influencing purpose of a. creating public opinion, b. creating government policy, and c. using their broadcast privilege to present our face before the world.
We’ve experienced the fiasco of CBS and Dan Rather (what happened to the producers, have they resigned?). The Voice of America no longer exists as we knew it (see VoiceAmerica.com), and CNN may have taken over the role. The United States of America, our government, our democracy as practiced over here, is on the line.
And not least, it also has to do with Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, and we have a right to some answers! Too much is at stake these days.
Reported by CNN, globally.