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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: CNBC to Ron Paulians: We're On To You Reply with quote

This is from LGF:

http://littlegreenfootballs.co.....u&only

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Dear folks,

You guys are good. Real good. You are truly a force on World Wide Web and I tip my hat to you.

That’s based on my first hand experience of your work regarding our CNBC Republican candidate debate. After the debate, we put up a poll on our Web site asking who readers thought won the debate. You guys flooded it.

Now these Internet polls are admittedly unscientific and subject to hacking. In the end, they are really just a way to engage the reader and take a quick temperature reading of your audience. Nothing more and nothing less. The cyber equivalent of asking the room for a show of hands on a certain question.

So there was our after-debate poll. The numbers grew ... 7,000-plus votes after a couple of hours ... and Ron Paul was at 75%.

Now Paul is a fine gentleman with some substantial backing and, by the way, was a dynamic presence throughout the debate , but I haven’t seen him pull those kind of numbers in any “legit” poll. Our poll was either hacked or the target of a campaign. So we took the poll down.

The next day, our email basket was flooded with Ron Paul support messages. And the computer logs showed the poll had been hit with traffic from Ron Paul chat sites. I learned other Internet polls that night had been hit in similar fashion. Congratulations. You folks are obviously well-organized and feel strongly about your candidate and I can’t help but admire that.

But you also ruined the purpose of the poll. It was no longer an honest “show of hands” — it suddenly was a platform for beating the Ron Paul drum. That certainly wasn’t our intention and certainly doesn’t serve our readers ... at least those who aren’t already in the Ron Paul camp.

Some of you Ron Paul fans take issue with my decision to take the poll down. Fine. When a well-organized and committed “few” can throw the results of a system meant to reflect the sentiments of “the many,” I get a little worried. I’d take it down again.

Sincerely,

Allen Wastler
Managing Editor, CNBC.com


http://www.cnbc.com/id/21257762

These guys are really nuts. KKK, david duke, white supermacists, radical leftists and dissatisfied youths support this mental case for their obvious reasons, I'd say.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flooding polls is nothing new ... didn't we manage to get Pierre Trudeau up to #3 in a 'Worst Canadians' poll a little while ago? I was hoping from the Subject line that CNBC had called out the Truthers, or at least shined a little light on the more questionable supporters of Dr. Paul...
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF_Canuck wrote:
Flooding polls is nothing new ... didn't we manage to get Pierre Trudeau up to #3 in a 'Worst Canadians' poll a little while ago? I was hoping from the Subject line that CNBC had called out the Truthers, or at least shined a little light on the more questionable supporters of Dr. Paul...


They can't do it... That's probably the limit this guy at CNBC could write short of losing his job

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