MSNBC's Matthews Obsesses Over 25% of Republicans Favoring Secession; Omits that 29% of Young Voters, 27% of Hispanics Do Too

307 views

<p>
Chris Matthews is not one to let a pesky thing like facts get in the
way of a favored liberal narrative. That's why, for example,<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/10/22/chris-matthews-rom…; on the Oct. 22 edition of Hardball </a>he
insisted the 9/11 assault on the Benghazi compound was "all about" the
YouTube video "Innocence of Muslims," when by that time it was most
clearly established that it was a premeditated terrorist strike.</p>
<p>
Well, yesterday, Matthews's obsession with painting a significant
minority of Republicans as loony secessionists colored his
cherry-picking of a Public Policy Polling survey. The Hardball host
glommed onto a statistic in a<a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/republicans-not-handlin…; December 4-released PPP poll</a>
that found some 25 percent of Republican respondents said they favored
their state seceding in light of President Obama's reelection. "What do
you want to bet these are the same people who say that President Obama
is a Muslim?" huffed Matthews in a tease for a segment entitled "If at
First You Don't Secede." But <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_1204.p… look at the cross tabs in the poll</a>
shows that 27 percent of Hispanics, 29 percent of voters aged 18-29,
and even 12 percent of African-Americans favor secession. Those
demographics, of course, are all ones which the president handily won.
At no point in his segment on the poll, however, did any of these facts
come up.</p><p>Read more at <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/12/05/msnbcs-matthews-ob…; target="_blank">NewsBusters.org</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

MRC Merch

MRC Merch