CNN is all-Trump-hate all-the-time.
But after Trump delivered his address to Congress, the polls showed the American people overwhelmingly approved of the speech.
And CNN got caught trying to manipulate the coverage.
After Trump’s speech, CNN’s polls showed Americans liked the address and it made them feel more optimistic.
— lindsey macnabb (@lindsmacnabb) March 1, 2017
And the poll is by CNN, now that I find very interesting.
— Brexiteer (@AmpersUK) March 1, 2017
But in their reporting on their own poll, CNN tried to throw cold water on the findings with qualifiers.
BizPac Review reports:
CNN needed to qualify the poll results with an explanation:
The survey, conducted among a group of Americans who said in interviews conducted before the speech that they planned to watch and agreed to be re-contacted, only reflects the views of those who watched the speech, not of all Americans.
People who choose to watch a political speech such as this one tend to be more supportive of the speaker. In this case, the pool of speech-watchers was about eight points more Republican than the population as a whole.
In other words, only informed people who watched the speech were reporting positively to it. And we can’t have that!”
Renewed Right has previously reported on CNN manipulating polling data to fit their agenda.
They appear to have been caught in the act trying to downplay the reaction to Trump’s speech.