MSNBC Swindles Audience on after-debate Poll

by Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda
September 8, 2011

The main stream media do not know what to do with Ron Paul. First, they ignored him. Then, they accepted him. Last night, they swindled their audience so no one could see what most people in the United States think. After the Republican Presidential Debate, a poll conducted by MSNBC, a government-funded news network revealed that presidential candidate Ron Paul was way ahead of the other candidates.

Ron Paul had scored 43.5% of the vote, while the closest competitor had only 21.5%. However, you couldn’t tell that abysmal difference existed by looking at the graph bars, because Paul’s bar was about the same length than the second place candidate. (See graph below)

The third presidential candidate who participated in the debate had only 16.4% and the fourth had just 7.8%, Then came the rest of the pack with 4%, 2.9%, 2.7% and 1.3%. Only the addition of the second, third and fourth places in the poll would have allowed MSNBC to show a graph bar anywhere near the size Ron Paul’s appeared to have at around midnight Wednesday, but that of course was not a problem for a news network that seeks to support the establishment candidates and the status quo.

See for yourselves:

Since when 21.5% comes nearly close to 43.5%? Only at MSNBC.

So what happened here? Either MSNBC shortened Ron Paul’s vote bar, or they doubled the size of the bars of the other candidates in order to make it seem as if Paul’s advantage was much, much smaller. But the fraud was not limited to last night. This morning when I visited MSNBC’s page to see the voting results, the swindling still continued. (See image below)

Ron Paul had reached 50.1% of the votes. That is half of the total people who went to MSNBC’s page to choose the winner of the debate. The second place candidate, had only gotten 17.2% of the total. But readers would not get that impression by looking at the graph, because the second place candidate’s bar was three quarters of the way into Ron Paul’s graph bar. Just by looking at the bar, it would seem that the second place candidate had reached anywhere between 35 and 40 percent of the vote.

See for yourselves:

Why is this significant? It is just a television post-debate poll, isn’t it? Sure. The problem is that the main stream media is building an image of distortion around their news coverage. Earlier this year, Fox News was caught manipulating the audio of a clip they presented while Ron Paul’s victory announcement was made at CPAC. Instead of showing the loud cheering of the crowd when Paul’s victory was announced, they copied and pasted the booing from another event and spliced it into the video clip they presented to their audience.

So MSNBC’s poll fraud is not an isolated event, and it won’t be the last. We the audience need to be vigilant to not let the discredited main stream media swindle us into believing whatever they want us to believe. They will try their tricks again anytime their poster child candidate does not appear at the top of the polls.

About Luis Miranda
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