The Media Did Its Job Very Well – Video

This video is more than just a littile disturbing. Not only do Obama voters know very little about the party or person they voted for … they attribute anything “dumb”, even when said by Obama himself to Sara Palin. Congrats NBC, CBS, ABC … not only yes you can, yes you did.

Hotair has more disturbing survey numbers on this … gleaned from “How Obama Got Elected”

Such as …

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

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  1. Erik on November 18, 2008 at 5:34 am

    People should have to pass this test before they vote. At least get 50% correct.


  2. Erik on November 18, 2008 at 5:42 am

    They should post the McCain supporters who were asked the same questions.

  3. Bill on November 18, 2008 at 5:55 am

    What a sad example of our failed public schools and media bias supporting reprobate candidates. Obviously, emotion and obfuscation trump knowledge and facts in today's electorate.

  4. Tim-WH on November 18, 2008 at 5:56 am

    It is truly scary that our country is full of people who for whatever reason feel the need to vote but don't care to look into the candidates at all.
    My god they are just being spoon fed by the media.

  5. Dimsdale on November 18, 2008 at 6:05 am

    Notice the obvious logical progression:

    Democrats win when voters are uninfomed.

    Democrats control the schools and the media (most anyway), the conduits for knowledge.

    Therefore, Democrats perpetuate their careers and their ideology through ignorance by keeping voters uninformed or filled with Democrat oriented propaganda or agitprop.

    And by all means: test McCain voter with the same questions!

  6. Jonathan on November 18, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Dimsdale is on the money. I couldn't have summed it up any better.

    The shocking part of this is how the most insignificant issues (Palin's clothes, etc) are the most well known by these Obama voters. Yet the more important issues are completely ignored. Not because these voters ignore them on purpose, but because the media decides what people should know.

  7. nick on November 18, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Can 't hack the left and their voters, but……………………….how many older female voters cast a ballot (admittedly) for RR simply because he was an old time B actor??

    I always said the voter shouldn't be given to people just because they turn majority. I mean, that makes sense right? I mean the VOTE IS SUPPOSED to be such an important issue, right? I mean, I hear that all the time… you give it to all these morons, right? Yeah, that makes a ton of sense.

  8. Troy on November 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    To be honest, I envy them. I wish I didn't know who Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank were. 🙂

  9. Rick on November 19, 2008 at 5:15 am

    It is a sad commentary on our citizenry. This has been the most Uninformed Electorate in history. It's not just the school system, it's the whole breakdown of the society, families and cynicism on the voters. The lack of caring for anything at all.

  10. Rich Rosenfield on November 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I could find just as many dumb idiots who voted for J. McC. The only thing proved here is that there are lots and lots of stupid Americans that vote.

    The real proof of how stupid our electorate is is the fact that we elected GWB twice and we elected J Lieber$%^t even after he told us that he wouldn't represent the views of a majority of Connecticut citizens.

  11. Steve on November 19, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Note that there was a very good control in the questions that were asked. They asked about Sara Palin, and got those questions correct.

    They seemed to know everything about Palin and nothing about congressional leadership or other important topics.

    There is a challenge out there by the person who commissioned the poll. You pay for it, if those who voted for Obama are better informed, he'll cover the cost for your poll, if not, you reimburse him for the first poll.

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