Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I want my job as a TV pundit!

Really, the people who go on television and opine about what "Americans want" need to make sure that they actually know what they're talking about. Glenn Greenwald points out this howler from Chris Matthews show:
Mr. STENGEL: I am so uninterested in the Democrats wanting Karl Rove, because it is so bad for them. Because it shows business as usual, tit for tat, vengeance. That's not what voters want to see.

Ms. BORGER: Mm-hmm.

This directly contradicts a USA Today poll that came out this weekend:
14. Do you think Congress should -- or should not -- investigate the involvement of White House officials in this matter?

Yes, should - 72%; No, should not - 21%

15. If Congress investigates these dismissals, in your view, should President Bush and his aides -- [ROTATED: invoke "executive privilege" to protect the White House decision making process (or should they) drop the claim of executive privilege and answer all questions being investigated]?

Invoke executive privilege - 26%; Answer all questions - 68%

16. In this matter, do you think Congress should or should not issue subpoenas to force White House officials to testify under oath about this matter?

Yes, should - 68%; No, should not - 24%

Kargo X titles his post on the subject "Beltway Douchebags vs. America".

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