CNN Misrepresents Its Own Focus Group!

Megan McArdle exposes, hilariously, a CNN blunder last night about which I was entirely ingenuous. It came when Soledad O’Brien interviewed the focus group convened by CNN in Ohio of 32 undecided voters. I took her at her word, and so did several million others, I imagine:

Soledad O’Brien polls the 32 “persuadables” by asking them to indicate, by a show of hands, who they thought won.  She calls the vote for Biden “overwhelming”.  The magic of Tivo allows us to freeze frame and count:  11 or 12 for Palin, 12 or 13 for Biden (some people are hard to see).

I’ve heard of wearing blinders, but this is ridiculous.

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