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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Rob Reiner You Stupid Pile of Goo

This is almost too good to be true. I knew Arianna Huffington's new blog was going to provide me with a wealth of fodder for my own site, but I didn't think it would pay off so soon. Enter today's entry from Rob Reiner.

In a post entitled "Where Have You Gone Woodward and Bernstein?", this human dirigible laments the lack of good journalism in America. After all, he claims,
"[T]here is no better proof than the fact that about 3 in every 4 people who supported President Bush believed that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11 and that we actually found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."

He backs up this astonishing statement with this link. Seems like pretty damning evidence doesn't it? Only one problem; it's completly made up. Had he bothered to even read the article he cites, he would see that the actual percentage of Bush voters that believed Saddam was directly involved in 9/11 is 13%. Furthermore, the percentage of Kerry voters that believes the same is 7%. Damn Rob, that doesn't help your argument at all does it?

The second part of his "fact" is even better. Not only is there nothing in the report which states that "3 in every 4 people who supported President Bush" believe we actually found WMDs, THERE'S NO SURVEY OF THAT QUESTION AT ALL! The closest question is whether or not Saddam had WMDs right before the war, to which only 19% of Bush's supporters replied in the affirmative, along with 7% of Kerry's. Reiner completely made up this statistic; amazing!

The real beauty of it is this: these morons are used to being able to shoot off their mouths and say whatever they want without ever being called on it (so long as they stay off Fox News.) Now Miss Huffington has the brilliant idea of committing them to a medium where they actually have to back up what they say, and hilarity ensues. Expect a lot more "Huffington Post" related blogs; they're just too easy to pass up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great point. I have noticed that when the Democrats are out of power, they blame it on the "fact" that they are more intelligent and more enlightened than the rest of the country.

When the Republicans are out of power they develop a strategy (See, Contract with America) or unite behind a candidate (See, GW Bush) who will best get their message to the rest of the country.

We can see which method is more effective at winning elections....

5/11/2005 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger Tom Carter said...

You're right, the poll obviously doesn't support his point. But like most polls, you can get just about anything you want out of it, especially if you avoid the details.

Notice also that the posts don't allow comments. That goes a long way to helping them avoid criticism and accountability.

5/12/2005 02:20:00 AM  
Blogger Brash Limburg said...

Good point Tom, cowards as well as hypocrites.

5/12/2005 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

Well, you can point out the facts, they'll just find other "facts." This is a group of people who have to act/portray action as truth. They can't discern between the real world and a movie.

but they do make some fun movies!


5/12/2005 10:05:00 AM  

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