Saturday, May 13, 2006

Stick This In Your Pipe and Poll It

Glenn Greenwald (author of How Would A Patriot Act?), has some follow-up to yesterday's Washington Post poll that concluded more than 60% of Americans "found the NSA program to be an acceptable way to investigate terrorism".

First is a link to a post on Firedoglake, Bush League, which takes to task pollster Richard Morin (who's probably just angry at the world for the names he was surely called as a kid - think about it!):
So before the phone records story even breaks, Morin — who knows absolutely what he is doing — starts polling people who have no idea what he’s talking about and giving it his best shot, tying it to the War on Terra. It works. Today it’s plastered across the front page of the like Carol Doda’s bright red lightbulb tits flashing at the Condor Club.

Second, a link to a Newsweek poll showing much different opinions:
More than half of Americans believe the government's secret collection of telephone records is an excessive invasion of privacy, according to a poll released by Newsweek magazine.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said the data collection program goes too far in violating Americans' privacy.

...The Newsweek poll found that 57 percent of Americans think President George W. Bush's administration has gone too far in expanding presidential power. Thirty-eight percent of respondents said it hasn't gone too far.

There's other good tidbits in Glenn's post; read all, I entreat you.


At 9:16 AM, Blogger WnotW said...

Nice. I'm glad to know that I am being manipulated even more.


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