September 26, 2012

Dick Morris confidently predicted on Hannity that Mitt Romney would win the election and, barring any debate meltdowns, by a comfortable margin of "4 or 5 points", and that he'd also win Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Sean Hannity guffawed some but Morris kept on, insisting the public polling done this year was heavily skewed in Obama's favor and that it couldn't be trusted (except for Rasmussen, and a few others of course).

Now, it would be easy to dismiss Dick Morris as the crackpot he undoubtedly is, but he's not the only one out there spewing this garbage. Here's Karl Rove, also on Fox, also from Monday.

More of the crazy talk about "skewed polls". Via The National Journal:

On Monday, the news website Buzzfeed interviewed a Virginia-based blogger who re-weights public polls to reflect the partisan trends reported by automated pollster Rasmussen Reports. Dean Chambers, the blogger, then presents the adjusted data in charts on his website,

As of late Monday, Chambers' website claimed that an average of polls conducted since Labor Day show Mitt Romney leading Obama, 52 percent to 44 percent. The website and its findings were trumpeted on the Drudge Report, the conservative-leaning news-aggregation site that has tended to highlight polls more favorable to Romney and less favorable to the president.

So what does it tell us when the entirety of the Rightwing Noise machine goes into overdrive like this? You could write a book, or several, on the implications of all this including how brazen things are getting at Fox News and elsewhere.

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