We are the 99%

March 23, 2009

The Trib. Again.

Every Monday, The Scaife-controlled editorial board of the Scaife-owned Tribune Review quotes from the Scaife-funded Media Research Center in order to show us all some more evidence of vast liberal conspircy in the media.

Today:

Selective favorability: "Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican Party, and based on a new CBS News poll, it appears they may be onto something: According to the poll, Limbaugh's favorable rating stands at just 19 percent, a full 43 points lower than President Obama's."

-- CBSNews.com's Brian Montopoli. He didn't mention that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's favorable rating was 18 percent.

Uh, I would think that this only works as a criticism if Speaker Pelosi was the de facto leader of the Democratic Party. They're skipping over the fact that the sitting president is the leader of the party - not the speaker of the house.

More stuff from that same poll that they skipped over:
  • Congressional Job Approval/Disapproval - 30% (4 points up from February)/56% (7 points down from February)
  • Fully half of the country (50%) has a favorable view of Congressional Democrats, 11 points higher than the the Congressional Repulicans.
  • 40% have an unfavorable view of the Congressional Democrats a gobsmacking 21 points lower than the 61% unfavorable view of the Congressional Republicans.
Also cleverly omitted by the voices on the right was that the nation now favors the Democrats as being better able to deal with taxes and health care and terrorism.

Selective Favorability - Riiiiight.

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