Modestly describing itself as ‘one of
What, you might ask, could be urgent about an opinion poll? Obviously nobody could entertain the illusion that ‘decisionmakers’ are interested in what their ‘constituents’ think, or there would be no US troops in Iraq and abortion would be legal almost everywhere. The answer is that in this case they don’t want to record opinions at all. They want to create them, or at least reinforce them.
The page is headed, ‘Crisis Time: Should We Bomb
1) Do you believe
And when did you start eating dog shit? Yeah, it’s that kind of question. It doesn’t matter how you answer, bec
2) Should the
it goes beyond the presupposition. Now there’s a sneaky little insinuation that the UN is not up to the job of stopping the mythical program, not that Newsmax readers would be in any doubt about that.
3) Do you believe
Now, we need to accept not only that
4) Do you agree with Joe Lieberman that the
The only way I can read this carefully crafted question is that both ‘it’ and ‘their’ refer to Iran, as if the ‘survey designers’ couldn’t make up their ‘mind’ whether Iran was singular or plural. But it could be that ‘it’ refers to the UN and they didn’t bother to fix it when they inserted the Saddam question in between the UN question and this one? Jumpin’ Joe and Newsmax would never propose anything as gruesome as an attack. All they want is for the
5) Who should undertake military action against
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