Stick to the facts Chris!The "Chris Matthews Show" on Sunday night turned from a somewhat objective venture into an exercise in the misuse of facts. C
November 28, 2004

Stick to the facts Chris!

The "Chris Matthews Show" on Sunday night turned from a somewhat objective venture into an exercise in the misuse of facts. Can the host of a show at least be able to interpret simple arithmetic?

Using a Pew research Poll conducted on Nov 11:

People who watched Fox News: 71% voted Bush 22% voted Kerry.

Listened to radio: 62% voted Bush 36% voted Kerry.

Watched Big Three Networks: 43% voted Bush 50% voted Kerry

Internet: 53% voted Bush 43% voted Kerry

Read newspapers: 45% voted Bush 50% voted Kerry

Matthews: There's some strange parallelism out there. Cable news and radio (talk) radio is conservative, newspapers and broadcast news is liberal.

Is that a republican talking point?

Also while making that statement, didn't Matthews indict his own network as being conservative?

Tucker Carlson pointed out that he thought more viewers on CNN voted for John Kerry.

How does Matthews arrive at that conclusion looking at the facts in front of him? If anything this poll showed that Fox News and talk radio, which is dominated by Limbaugh, Hannity and Savage are skewed heavily to a conservative audience, while newspapers and Broadcast news are much more balanced in it's viewership. The surprising number was the Internet. Conservatives often complained how hostile the internet was to Bush during the campaign, while the after hours online polling that cast John Kerry as the clear winner in all three debates, "was misleading."

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