Jon Stewart of The Daily Show does a recurring bit he calls “Meet me at camera three,” in which he takes the media aside to explain to them why they are a bunch of dumbasses for their ignorant news reporting.
I have previously explained how “Cathi’s Clown” Doug Ducey has been employing push polls from “Kochtopus” organizations that support his campaign for the purpose of narrative polling — getting the suckers in the media to report these push polls as “news” to create a media narrative that his campaign is “leading.” Complicit media provide the echo chamber that his campaign desperately seeks. About that Doug Ducey push poll and About that Doug Ducey push poll – Part 2.
Today, Dicey Doug Ducey is back with yet another push poll by the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, a “Kochtopus” dark money group that endorsed Ducey during the primary election, to claim that Ducey is leading in the governor’s race.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez of The Arizona Republic dutifully reported this bogus poll as “news,” and no doubt the bobbleheads on the tee-vee news will follow suit. Poll: Ducey leading in Arizona governor’s race.
“Meet me at camera three” Yvonne. This kind of manipulation of the media by campaigns only works when there are willing and complicit members of the media to play along with this ruse. I am sure your editors made you write this piece, so I am not going to fault you alone. Anyone who reports this bogus poll as if it is legitimate is equally guilty.
The Arizona Republic and other media outlets know these push polls are narrative polls designed to manipulate them. So is it too much to ask that the media not play along and call this out for what it is?