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Rachel Maddow: Poll Reveals Trump Voters Are in Alternate State of Reality

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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:12 PM
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seriously? a poll!? haven`t you figured it out by now, those media polls are complete garbage, they are fake.




posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: UKTruth



That survey is from 2012 for one, yet you said "Fox News viewers are..."


I stand by that.



The questions are also limited and do not cover many of the domestic issues that conservatives care about.


Sounds like a convenient excuse to me. "They didn't ask me about what I know"...



In fact there were only 9 questions and one of them is about unemployment, with the correct answer being the misleading numbers produced by the govt.


Of course. It must be a conspiracy.



You just engaged in precisely the propaganda that lost the Democrats the election.


Just because it may hurt, does not mean it's propaganda. That is another example of being intellectually lazy.


I've read the tabulated results.

Actually the tabulated results don't even split out the counts of the people surveyed. It was c1,200 people in total and the headline related to those that said they only watch a single news source. This is most likely a very low number who will only watch or listen to one outlet from several options.

And yes, the questions do matter. People know more about what they care about. No questions on immigration, none on trade, none on second amendment issues, none on abortion, none on education. There is also the obvious further investigation required to make any sense of this survey - what was being reported on these channels at the time and how much was being reported relating to the questions asked?

The conclusion drawn is propaganda in it's purest form and traps those subject to confirmation bias, condemning those that eat it up to live in a false reality that leads to shocks like the election result.

Liberals don't seem to be very good at understanding polls and digging further. It's why they are prime targets for propaganda.
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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I am supposed to give a Damn about what some Mentally Deranged Man/Girl has to say about anything ? Why isn't this She/He getting the Psychiatric Help It Desperately Needs ? Donald Trump got Elected President , some People Need to get Over it Already .



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: reldra

I am supposed to give a Damn about what some Mentally Deranged Man/Girl has to say about anything ? Why isn't this She/He getting the Psychiatric Help It Desperately Needs ? Donald Trump got Elected President , some People Need to get Over it Already .


Like they got over Obama?



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: interupt42



Good lord man , the Left Leaning media made trump look like him and putin were brothers


Trump does have a lot of connections to Russia. It would be unwise to dismiss until we see what may come out of the intelligence community.



just went around grabbing women by the kitty kats


Did not Trump say that?



while attending their weekly KKK women bashing meetings.


I don't think Trump is racist, but he sure appealed to them. Did you know that Stormfront had to upgrade their servers due to increased activity after Trump came on the scene?



All the news on trump was brought to the foreground while hers were buried


Her "news" was reported on as well. It was not buried. That is a lie.



Bill clinton meeting with the Attorney General during her ongoing investigation and her campaign working with the MSM to provide her debate questions was nothing but a small beep in the headlines.


It was talked about extensively.



Instead we kept hearing about Trump sexually molesting women and the Russians. The RUSSIANS I tell you.


We've heard about all of it, including Clinton having Parkinsons and have a lesbian romp with Huma. We've heard it all.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: introvert

CNN, MsNBC, CBS, ABC, and NBC--not to mention other outfits, such as Spanish language, BBC (I don't know how many folks here in the US actually get BBC, I do, so I include them), Al Jazzira, and the list is endless all slant more or less left. I venture to guess that it's fairly close to even...don't know for sure if that's the case, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

I watch a good many of them, because as is often the case, the truth of the matter lies in the middle of the slants (left or right).

Not sure why we should expect them to show us "truth", or factual news--when has any news source ever not had an editorial slant? Can't really think of a time. It'd be nice sure. But we do have brains, don't we? If I can sit down and browse the various outlets and get at least a glimmer of what's truly happening, so too can everyone else, if they care to take the time to do so. If I can, usually anyway, separate the wheat from the chaff, I don't think it's unreasonable to think others can, too. There's no way on God's green that I'm the only one capable of doing it.

Even if we did get nothing but the facts...we'd still be where we are today. Arguing about the why's, and the wherefore's...it's what we do. Maddow and her ilk, left and right, would still spin it to suit the narrative they want to put out there...and you and I would still discuss (we don't argue, we discuss.) what it all means in the context of our daily lives.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
seriously? a poll!? haven`t you figured it out by now, those media polls are complete garbage, they are fake.
They still believe MSM polls pretty sad.. in the video she sais this one is "exclusive" She said only MSNBC has it and that you can't get it anywhere else

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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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Shes like the woman version of Alex jones, she' lost all credibility a long time ago


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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko



Here's the thing though. It is pretty obvious from your posts that you lean left.


I'm a socialist, yes.



So for you, you can watch the left leaning stuff and you don't think of it as propaganda because you really don't have to be convinced all that much. You were already inclined to fall in line with that type of reasoning on things.


I disagree with quite a bit that comes from the Left and Left-biased media. It's not a matter of convincing. It's a matter of technique and tactics. There is an art to propaganda and the Left has not been very good at it.



You watch a right leaning source and it surely will seem like propaganda to you because it violates your internal schema of how the world and its issues should operate. It seems like its trying to feed your a line of poorly disguised crap.


It only seems like propaganda when they use specific terms, gestures, tactics and such. It's not about agreeing or disagreeing with them. It's about how it's presented.



And then you see the numbers and wonder how many people can fall for it


I don't wonder why. I know why.



Well, the reason is that a lot of people lean right, so we see it the same way you view left leaning sources, and we see THEM the same way you view the so-called vast right-wing machine.


You view anything that contradicts your bias as propaganda. I do not. I look at the application of the art of propaganda.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: draoicht
The reality that matters is that their votes won Trump the election.

It serves no good purpose to question the accuracy of their world view.

More divisive sneering at the winner and his electorate is unhelpful.


It does serve a good purpose. If half of the people are walking around thinking the stock market fell under Obama and that California shouldn't be included in the popular vote, it is kind of important.

This poll is mainly about Obama. The only part about Clinton has to do with the popular vote, a fact, though OBVIOUSLY not what decides an election.



17 pages and counting of divisive sneering may serve your purpose.

It is not a good purpose.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: 4N0M4LY
Oh boy, this ought to be good. LOL.

Bring on the popcorn


Be even better if you watch the video.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: introvert




Trump does have a lot of connections to Russia. It would be unwise to dismiss until we see what may come out of the intelligence community.


And the Clintons have a lot of connections with foreign nations and large sump of moneys as well.




We've heard about all of it, including Clinton having Parkinsons and have a lesbian romp with Huma. We've heard it all.


Same goes for Trump from the left. The painted him like he attends KKK female bashing weekly meetings in russia.


The Fake news angle is Fake news itself. The left is just as guilty as the right.

Neither side of the news concentrated on the real issue in this country which is rampart corruption in congress, revolving doors between DC and lobbyist, and a two BS party MSM system .

Actually Bernie tried to bring focus to it but the DNC and HIllary smeared him when he was getting too much attention.



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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: omniEther

I wouldn't go so far as to call them "fake". But inaccurate would be, well, accurate.

When a poll conducted in a country of over 300 million only surveys 1000, or less, folks, inaccuracy is going to be rampant.

One person out of 300,000 isn't conducive to accuracy. Any accuracy is going to be strictly chance.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: seagull



CNN, MsNBC, CBS, ABC, and NBC--not to mention other outfits, such as Spanish language, BBC (I don't know how many folks here in the US actually get BBC, I do, so I include them), Al Jazzira, and the list is endless all slant more or less left. I venture to guess that it's fairly close to even...don't know for sure if that's the case, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


Depending on the person, most outlets that do not espouse a hard-line Right view is considered biased to the Left.



I watch a good many of them, because as is often the case, the truth of the matter lies in the middle of the slants (left or right).


Agreed.



Not sure why we should expect them to show us "truth", or factual news--when has any news source ever not had an editorial slant?


There was a time when journalism was more "moral" in their approach, but that was well before my time.



But we do have brains, don't we? If I can sit down and browse the various outlets and get at least a glimmer of what's truly happening, so too can everyone else, if they care to take the time to do so.


That requires time and a sense of honesty. In general, people want their instant gratification to serve their confirmation bias. It's lazy, but satisfying.



Even if we did get nothing but the facts...we'd still be where we are today.


I disagree slightly. If we knew the hard facts, we would not have to waste our time debating the ridiculous "facts" perpetuated by fake news.



Maddow and her ilk, left and right, would still spin it to suit the narrative they want to put out there...and you and I would still discuss (we don't argue, we discuss.) what it all means in the context of our daily lives.


I think we can still discuss what it all means, even if the info we digest is presented with an inherent bias. But that requires honesty on both our parts. If you can show that I am factually wrong, I need to be honest enough to accept it and evolve as needed...and visa versa.

Problem is, too many people are not willing and able to do that.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: jjkenobi


I've never joined or been the least bit interested in Twitter, but I find it all humorous.

Same here. He's not only speaking directly to the people, he's considering people for posts that aren't politicians... lol.

Lets go back to business, done with all the 'axis of evil' empire rhetoric directed at other nations.

Lets stop destroying thru endless war and go back to building and working together.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: interupt42



And the Clintons have a lot of connections with foreign nations and large sump of moneys as well.


Clinton did not win, is not the topic of the thread and was not relevant to the comment you made. Stop deflecting.



Same goes for Trump from the left.


So you admit that Clinton's issues were not buried, as you claimed?



The Fake news angle is Fake news itself.


No. It's a real issue when kids on the other side of the globe can create sites to generate money by creating fake news that appeals to Right Wing nuts.



Neither side of the news concentrated on the real issue in this country which is rampart corruption in congress, revolving doors between DC and lobbyist, and a two BS party MSM system .


That's another topic for another time.
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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: introvert

I'm not sure if I should be worried...

I can just about agree with everything you said there...




posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: introvert

I'm not sure if I should be worried...

I can just about agree with everything you said there...



I'd be worried if I were you.

Agreeing with me is dangerous.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: omniEther

I wouldn't go so far as to call them "fake". But inaccurate would be, well, accurate.

When a poll conducted in a country of over 300 million only surveys 1000, or less, folks, inaccuracy is going to be rampant.

One person out of 300,000 isn't conducive to accuracy. Any accuracy is going to be strictly chance.
Well we can just call them in-accurate.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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Clinton did not win, is not the topic of the thread and was not relevant to the comment you made. Stop deflecting.

LOL, deflection?

seriously , you talking about the RIGHT fake news and ignorant voters as to being the reason why Trump won and you think hillary is irrelevant in regards to the subject on why trump won?

Sounds like to me that you are the one deflecting to the fact that your Right wing fake news argument is BS and that fake news was on equally on both sides.

Hillary is part of the argument so stop deflecting and acting like she is not when you have nothing to come back with . She benefited from the Fake left news as much as Trump did from the other side. She is the reason why she lost and not the Fake news.

Heck she even took it one step further and had the Fake news call her for permission to print the stories.

Perhaps your left elitist attitude is coming through by deflecting on what is on topic?




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