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Sunday, 20 August 2017 09:20

PBS, NPR Bury Their Own Poll Results on BLM, Antifa, and Confederate Statues

Written by  Tim Graham

Taxpayer-funded PBS and NPR are now in the polling business with Marist College, and like the other networks, their polls are often used to support putting heat on Republicans. On Wednesday, they announced they had found a majority of Americans were disappointed with the president’s responsive to the violence in Charlottesville.

PBS then ignored their own finding that 62 percent favored leaving Confederate statues in place, while only 27 percent want them removed. NPR reported it once, and then insisted that had nothing to do with Charlottesville.

Buried in the weeds: They also asked if Americans approve or disapprove of Black Lives Matter: 50 percent disapproved, and only 33 percent approved. They even asked about approval of Antifa, but few had heard of them yet: Five percent approved, 24 percent disapproved, 18 percent said they had no opinion either way, and 53 percent were unsure. But if the results don't fit....you must omit?

Here’s how the PBS NewsHour presented the poll on Wednesday night:

LISA DESJARDINS: This was a poll done Monday and Tuesday. And so some of this might include the president`s latest reaction. Most of it is including his reactions from Saturday. And here`s what we found. We asked people what they thought about the president`s response; 27 percent felt it was strong enough.

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And here I thought that PBS and NPR were kind of politically neutral. Well, if you want fair and balanced ANYTHING, you've got to watch Fox.

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Lev Natochenny Meisterklasse Written by Lev Natochenny Meisterklasse
August 20, 2017
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August 20, 2017
The President's initial, as well as the subsequent reaction, were TOTALLY ADEQUATE. There was NEVER an equation of the sides. He said that ALL SIDES were to blame. AND THAT IS 100% correct. I do not understand what the fuss is all about except the unstoppable shameful socialist assault on the current President. In addition: the left fascism is just as dangerous (if not more) than the alt-right!!

Pray, keep your weapons clean, lightly oiled and loaded. Keep PRAYING.

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NPR hasn't been a reliable source for anything beyond fiction for decades. They are leftist preaching to leftist with our tax dollars. They need to loose all public funds because they are a leftist propaganda organization.

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Charles Strang Written by Charles Strang
August 20, 2017
One only need look at Juan Williams, who was picked up by FoxNews a few years ago, as a purported opposing view contributor, after he was fired by NPR....

This is how the polling scam works....The pollster's make sure they are interviewing democrats only, after the questions are asked they mark the republican box, so it can be claimed that they have interviewed a certain amount of republicans also...in that way, as they did for the 2016 presidential election, they can fool the people who don't know who to vote for, to vote for the leader in their polls....
The only problem is, in the last election....the people didn't believe them....That my friends is the polling scam!

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Robert Webster Written by Robert Webster
August 20, 2017
No matter what the polls said if they did not agree with the author then they would be condemned. What other country in the world puts up memorials to the looser in an armed conflict, why not put up statues of Hitler in Germany, or any of his top officers, there is no difference, the Confederacy was about keeping persons as personal property with no rights, how would you look at it if your race had been the slaves in the south.
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Ronald Cleveland Written by Ronald Cleveland
August 20, 2017
First off the war wasn't about race or slaves...second off both the soldiers from the north & the south fought bravely and with honor, and were afford veteran status by the United States government...the nation needed to be healed and re-united...their are no winners when a country wars against it's self.
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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
August 20, 2017
Wrong again, Webster.
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JayCee Scott Written by JayCee Scott
August 20, 2017
Wrong again and again, Webster.
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Pamela Dunn Written by Pamela Dunn
August 20, 2017
Webster has a LONG history of being WRONG about everything.
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David Garver Written by David Garver
August 20, 2017
Ask ISIS; they still keep slaves.

Every poll suggests Antifa is a terrorist organization which the FBI should be investigating. This misguided nonsense of revising history has the roots as totalitarian regimes such as the Communists. Protesters have already targeted a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in NYC so what's next-Gettysburg where both Union & Confederate statues stand or statues of slave holders Washington & Jefferson? This crap is out of control and reminds of the Taliban blowing up religious statues.

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JayCee Scott Written by JayCee Scott
August 20, 2017
Retroguy,
antifa stands for "anti First Amendment" and when they take away our freedom of speech they plan to go after the Second Amendment and then the Third, etc., etc.

Let's be clear here. PBS is not in the polling business to report the facts. That's never been an interest of PBS. They're in the polling business to bury the truth, distort data, and spin the facts until they have no semblance of reality. This is the PBS of the last three decades, and nothing has changed.

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Eric J. Martindale Written by Eric J. Martindale
August 20, 2017
Polling is just another weapon of bigotry and hatred by the alt left.

We are rapidly approaching the time when citizen's need to react by joining together and, through the use of the second amendment, forcing our government to bend to the will of the majority of American citizens and honoring our contract with each other, the Constitution. Then, all non citizens without active legal visas should be sent home, the borders secure, and finally all Communists and Socialists shunned in all things and not allowed to hold government jobs or elected and appointed positions within the government.

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They need to be exposed over and over again until it sinks in to the American public that from a political standpoint they distort the truth like the rest of the liberal news media does.

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Recognize the MSM and affiliates for the way they distort, convolute and not report the reality of what real Americans feel, it's outrageous that they obfuscate for their narrative and align the Dems. & liberal narrative to attack Trump and energize a negative movement. Trump and his team have accomplished and continue to accomplish meaningful improvements by our Government, but how much of the positive is covered by the MSM?

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I personally have watched their reporting and am damn mad, something that my taxes paying for is lying to me!!

I would de-fund them until we see equal coverage! If they don't I will personally invite people NOT to donate to PBS/NPR

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Bruce Kellar Written by Bruce Kellar
August 20, 2017
The vast majority of the anti Trumpers that are publicly heard or seen are likely espousing funded opinion much the same as the professional protesters that arrive on our TV screens every night. Anyone who fantasizes that the Soros groups are not at the base of these commentary are either inept, poorly informed or just ignorant, maybe all. Nearly all of what Trump says is distorted or taken totally ouit of context and then praised by the followers of the Soros agenda, communism. Fools are abound at every turn. The surprise is that they persist in all of our media. We must take into account that the education system is now controlled by 60s activist (hippies) and are therefor furthering their agenda by confiscation of the agenda through our children. What most if all fail to realize is that their foul speech was allowed by the blood of our grandfathers and the contribution to society of these brats is counter to the future existence. Traitors!
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Harry Townsend Written by Harry Townsend
August 20, 2017
Excellent!

They get about $445,000,000 over 2 years from democrats. This is their reason for hating conservatives since the head of PBS rakes in about $800,000 per year.

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FBA Iowa Written by FBA Iowa
August 20, 2017
These 'news' organizations have absolutely no intention to do journalism. They are in the tank for the alt-left democrats. They have an agenda to produce and broadcast fake news in order to inflame the minions that want to overthrow the US Constitution.

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