Friday, August 7, 2015

Who won?

Who "won" last night's GOP debate? I'm still waiting on a legitimate poll, so instead let's look at some crap polls done by various media organizations. SLOPs, these are called, self-selected polls. In other words, complete bullshit.

According to Fayetteville Observer, it was (1) Trump, (2) Carson, and (3) Rubio. Really? Carson? Other than one good line, he bumbled his way through the night and most of the time fit that old cliche of a deer caught in the headlights. The Roanoke Rapids paper says, well, exactly the same, because they're using the same site as the place above. Now the sites give us the percentages, but not the raw votes. See their "results" below, at least so far (as of 12:58 p.m. today).

As readers of my blog know, I hate SLOPs, and I firmly believe that while they can be entertaining and are okay on silly topics, on serious matters no journalism organization should use them. At least no legitimate journalism organization. Yes, I'm looking at you, papers above. Stop hurting America (written in honor of Jon Stewart).

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