Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Spinning the Polls About The "Islamist"

OK, so I was just watching CNN, and Heidi Collins was reporting on a recent poll that asked Muslims in America how they felt about a number of things.

The majority of Muslims polled were born outside the US and believed in American work ethics.

When asked about suicide bombings a very clear majority - 78% said the bombings were not justified, just 8% believed that the bombings were justified. A graphic on the screen displayed the poll results.

But when Collins reported on the poll she only stated the number of the minority of Muslims who believed suicide bombings were justified and ignored the clear majority who believed the bombings were not justified.

Yet another example of manipulating or ignoring the facts.

I will update this post as soon as I can get a transcript and/or video.