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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:14 PM

2. It's official: Frank Luntz is now in full 'push poller' mode.

Much like Rasmussen polls, Frank Luntz has a double role in the right wing universe.

IN BETWEEN elections their job is to buck up the Republican troops by reporting bogus opinion polls showing higher than actual support for Republican candidates and Republican positions.
THE WEEK BEFORE an election, they report ACCURATE, SCIENTIFIC data so they can show an accurate correlation between their polls and the actual voting data, thus lending legitimacy to the propaganda work they do in between elections.

Frank Luntz:
IN PRIVATE: Does focus group research with REAL focus groups to obtain ACCURATE information of words and positions that can be used by the GOP propaganda machine. ('reverse discrimination' instead of 'affirmative action'; 'climate change' instead of global warming; 'culture of dependence' instead of 'lazy niggers' are all Frank Luntz, focus group-tested jargon used in hard-core GOP dogwhistle politics.)

IN PUBLIC: he does 'focus group' work with FAKE focus groups that are carefully selected to give answers that will boost GOP propaganda and buck up the troops, much like the inter-election Rasmussen polls.

THIS goofy episode of the Frank Luntz Puppet Show was the greatest proof I've ever seen of his role as a propagandist. Did you see at the end when he asked this group of 'undecided voters' who they'd decided to vote for based on the second debate? 13 people said Romney, 4 said Obama.

Yeah, RIGHT. The second debate convinced undecided voters to vote for Romney over Obama by a margin of THREE TO ONE? Maybe in Karl Rove's most steamy, erotic dream it did.

Seriously...FUCK YOU, FRANK!

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