Monday, October 6, 2008

Hatred of CNN reaching all-time highs...

My hatred of CNN has reached astronomic proportions...so often do I click on this "mainstream news" web site to find polls that are idiotic, irrelevant, and using scare tactics to create hysteria. Today's headline about a poll prognosticating from the American public that a "depression" is epitomizes my concerns about the validity of CNN's data. I certainly wonder who the individuals are who answer CNN polls...Are these individuals employed? Retirees? Students? Race? Religion? Or are they simply invented by the pollsters...

I remember hearing some time ago that telemarketers and pollsters have a very difficult time reaching out to young Americans because mobile phone numbers are not generally used to gather survey information. CNN's goal of creating mass hysteria and to perpetuate the current financial crisis seems to be working well because the human race is generally gullible and uneducated.

Putting my own political affiliations aside, I found CNN's post-presidential debate poll to be utterly idiotic in its wording and results...Surprise Surprise: Obama was declared a winner...but the polling data itself is sketchy.

All too often CNN will feature a poll that says "An alarming 40% of college professors feel that XYZ...." However, it never mentions that 60% of college professors disagree with the statement...

And the final dagger in my news-loving heart is that I cringe when I read that CNN has written stories about CNN....Yes, this narcissistic beast of a news agency regular features sycophantic stories about its own reporters, charitable accomplishments, or controversies...

CNN, you've lost me. When you start providing relevant media, maybe you'll get me back.

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