The Washington Post loaded a poll so it would appear that most Americans support the NSA’s phone record collection program.

  • Jane Hamsher at FireDogLake did the original analysis.
  • And BuzzFlash sums it up very well below.

  • Buzzflash:

    As the blog Firedog Lake so ably reports, the Washington Post loaded a poll so that it would appear that Americans support illegal domestic spying. The problem is that when you read the poll closely, they only support it when it might lead to apprehending terrorists. As we know, that is the discredited and highly dubious claim being used by the Busheviks to implement their domestic spying program — and the dismantling of the Constitution in general. So, it is an extremely incompetent, even propagandistic poll.

    Why is this Washington Post poll important?

    Because the Democrats retreat at the slightest indication that their principled position might not be supported by the American public (although we are dumbfounded that with a president at 29% approval ratings that wouldn’t be sufficient proof that the public wants the Democrats to stand up for the Constitution and competency, as well as the rule of law.)


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