POSTED: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:32pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 1:07pm
(KETK) — If the news is too bad, stay away from and don't report it. Sound ridiculous? Even juvenile?
Enter President Obama's pollster.
This was reported in the daily caller today: Joel Beneson is President and CEO of Beneson Strategy Group.
That is President Obama's pollster.
He says so many of the polls are taken out of context, they should not be reported.
Where was all this when President Bush was in office?
Now, if it makes his boss look bad, he actually is encouraging media to not report a bad poll for a year.
Does this sound like Kindergarten or desperation?
In fact this guy has the new nerve to even say this is astounding.
Well, this will not happen.
Polls are not always perfect, but they are the crack cocaine for media.
It's lazy, it's easy. It's a poll.
You get results and you assign a reporter to it and you have a story. Maybe even an live element and then a roundtable discussion.
There are three 24-hour news cables right now with overworked producers and black holes from here until the rapture to fill.
They got to fill it up with something.
They'll start with apoll.
The daily caller reports this today. If reporters actually did forgo reporting on the President's polling data for a year, the next time the public would hear about Obama's approval numbers would be after the 2014 midterms.
According to Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling, Obama's job approval fell from 52 percent at the start of the year to 43 percent today.
Some have him lower.
I can assure you, the poll reading has just begun.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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