Tagged: Debunked

Who’s the flip-flopper?

The Associated Press in an “analysis” piece where no analysis was actually conducted, proceded to blast Barack Obama for alleged “centrist positioning” that “gives the GOP ammo” to make the flip-flopping charge that undermined...

Credit Rates & Double Standards

Not content to manufacture just one news story for the week with its manufactured outrage over a retired general’s assertion that military service alone does not qualify you for commander-in-chief nor shields you from...

The Myth of the “Statistical Dead Heat”

From the National Council On Public Polls: Certainly, if the gap between the two candidates is less than the sampling error margin, you should not say that one candidate is ahead of the other....

Radio Host Gets “Hardballed”

Chris Matthews totally kicked the ass of a brain-dead frat boy on national television last night: Of course, when I mean “frat boy”, I mean the over-hyped stereotype of an intellectually lazy, gregarious, loud,...

Stu Rothenberg Doesn’t Know Jack About Polling

Alright, so one of my pet peeves about modern campaigns – and especially modern media coverage of those campaigns – is the relentless obsession over the horserace numbers in polling. Rarely do individual numbers...

The Myth of the Apathetic College-Age Voter

It is readily apparent in small college towns, but not just in those locales, that the “townies” or “local folk” look down on the college population, especially when it comes to issues of local...

Pundits and Polls

From the idiots covering politics for ABC News to the more respected pundits and bloggers like Taegan Goddard, everyone misses a key point about polls. Take Goddard’s latest post about a Zogby poll: A...

An Email Faux-Pas

My enthusiasm for Mark Warner running for the Senate is dampened just a bit on the manner in which he made the announcement. Basically, he leaked to the mainstream media that he would be...