Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Here is a Familiar Refrain

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
Attributed to Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), British prime minister and writer

Tell me if you heard this one before. The Republican Party disagrees with something and calls it slanted and misleading. Seems like the entire campaign was run that way. This time around, the Republican Party is attacking the AARP for coming out against private Social Security accounts and having a survey to back up their findings.

The Los Angeles Times reported, the Republican Party, in a two-page rebuttal, said the AARP’s survey relied on slanted wording, misleading questions and an unrepresentative sample of the nation as a whole to come up with its findings.

According to the article, the research director for the AARP said, “the poll adheres to the highest standards of public polling.”

This is exactly what the Republicans have successfully done against the media – always accusing them of bias unless they, basically, sign up to be press agents, similar to what Armstrong Williams did.

1 comment:

Chandira said...

Mirrors. We always throw stones at our reflection! Just like monkeys.. lol
That's what they do with all of it, 'Axises of evil' 'Fags' 'non-Christians' 'camel-fuckers', you name it...