I know you know what I’m talking about; the “question” that gets posed on some of the primetime cable news shows at the outset of the programming with the viewers encouraged to text either A or B, with the results announced at the end of the show.
I’ll use the “Ed Show” on MSNBC for example. His polls are the epitomy of “no-shit:rolleyes:” polls. “Do you think the Republicans care more about you or about Wallstreet? Text A for yes, text B for no. Results at the end of the show.” Gee, I am waiting on pins and needles at the edge of my seat for the results of that poll. And to absolutely no one’s surprise at all, each and every day the result are of the nature of “94%yes” “6%no”.
Now I know these shows are of an ideological, partisan nature but come on. Why bother? What’s the point? It’s stupid, boring, uninformed and so predictable.
This reminds of when Lou Dobbs had his show on CNN, he would often ask a question like “Do you think illegal immigrants should be granted amnesty?” When he revealed the results at the end of the show, it would be something like 99 percent no and 1 percent yes.
The trend of polls, user tweets, and checking what people have to say on facebook has gotten out of hand. Local news or cable news, how about you guys stop asking me about what I think and try reporting on what has actually happened? Or would that be too much to ask? Did we fire all the actual journalists so we can buy another huge ass touchscreen. Jumpin’ Jesus doesn’t CNN just love the shit out of those things? Look at me while a touch a tv screen!
Stop asking and start telling. 'Cause I don’t need you assholes to tell me what is on a twitter feed or facebook page - I can go read it. A poll? Wow, like there aren’t eleventy-billion poorly conceived polls on the internet. My Wii has a whole channel devoted to polls.