Fox News Memo To Staff: Stop promoting Unscientific Garbage online polls about who won the debate

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I wonder if they have any particular staff in mind. Could it be the unpaid volunteer for the Trump campaign who occupies their 10 p.m. hour?

Hannity’s guilty here, but as it turns out, he’s not the only one. Evidently Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade from “Trump & Friends” and Martha MacCallum were also talking up Drudge-style online polls yesterday as evidence that the country thought Trump won the debate. In reality, not a single scientific poll — including Breitbart’s — showed Trump ahead. The most overtly pro-Trump website on the Internet had more integrity than Fox News did in describing public reaction. And the shame of it is, Fox News’s own polling department is well respected. Imagine being an FNC public-opinion researcher, having worked hard for years to convince professionals in your field that they can trust your numbers even if they don’t trust Fox writ large, only to turn on “Hannity” last night and hear him say, “I have it in front of me. Time magazine, Drudge Report, CNBC, The Hill, CBS — the only one that has Hillary winning is CNN, and they are the ‘Clinton News Network.’” The “Clinton News Network” poll, as it happened, was the only one of those polls that was conducted scientifically.

Dana Blanton, Fox’s polling guru, could take no more:

Dana Blanton, the vice president of public-opinion research at Fox News, explained in the memo obtained by Business Insider that “online ‘polls’ like the one on Drudge, Time, etc. where people can opt-in or self-select … are really just for fun.”

“As most of the publications themselves clearly state, the sample obviously can’t be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate,” Blanton wrote.

As the Fox News executive pointed out, users who participate in such polls must have internet access, be online at the time of the poll, be fans of the website in question, and self-select to participate.

“Another problem — we know some campaigns/groups of supporters encourage people to vote in online polls and flood the results,” she wrote. “These quickie click items do not meet our editorial standards.”

SOURCE: HotAir.com

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAY RANSOM

 The two pictures below were NOT posted by the SOURCE of this article……Papa Mike

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Barack Obama paid 400 million dollars to his buddies in Iran so they would release Americans they were holding. The longstanding policy of not negotiating with terrorists and not paying ransom was ignored by Obama as he sent a plane load of money to Iran.


He ( Obama ) claims it was a coincidence but the Iranians said it was paid to release the hostages and the hostages said the plane they were on was not allowed to leave until the plane with the money arrived.


The State Department put out a warning to Americans yesterday (22 August 2016) telling them to avoid travel to Iran because Americans are being targeted for capture there.
That was pretty easy to see coming. You get more of what you pay for. Give in to demand for ransom and there will be more incidents of abductions leading to requests for more ransom money.
If you paid it once there is no reason for the bad guys to think you won’t pay it again.

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Why Americans would even go to Iran escapes me. If you go there and get captured then you are on your own if the only way to get you back is to pay a ransom. We will keep negotiating for your release but we are not going to pay because it will encourage the abductions of others.
At least that is how it was until
Obama gave in and provided a state sponsor of terror with 400 million dollars.


Just think what that kind of money would have done for the folks in Louisiana…

Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

SOURCE: BIG DOG ON AUG 23, 2016

Top 10 Abortion Questions Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Asked at the Debate

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During the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, debate moderator Lester Holt did not bring up the issue of abortion. Although the issue sparks a huge divide between the two candidates neither of them fielded any questions on the most important topics on the minds of the majority of American voters who are pro-life.

Specifically, Hillary Clinton was not asked about her extreme proportion view that has her supporting abortion up to birth and paid for by taxpayer dollars.

Here’s a list of 10 questions Holt could have asked the Democratic nominee about her radical pro-abortion positions

1) Why do you think an unborn child has no constitutional rights?
2) Should an unborn child have any legal rights before he’s born?
3) Why do you think Christians should be forced to change their views on abortion?
4) Why do you think it’s okay to abort babies just because they ave Down Syndrome?
5) Why did you pick a running mate who claims he is a Catholic in good standing while contradicting the pro-life views of the Catholic Church?

6) Why do you “admire” population control activist Margaret Sanger?
7) Why did you defend Planned Parenthood when it was caught selling aborted baby parts?
8) Why did you laugh when someone removed “under God” from the pledge of allegiance?
9) Why do you support late-term abortions on babies after 20 weeks?
10) Why did you compare the majority of Americans who are pro-life to terrorists?

SIGN THE PLEDGE! We Oppose Hillary Clinton!

Pro-life voters are not the only ones who are upset by the lack of substance of questions for Hillary Clinton from Holt. As Newsbusters reports:

Media Research Center president Brent Bozell joined the Fox Business Network’s late-night coverage and urged Donald Trump to “raise hell” over Holt “pitch[ing] softballs to Hillary Clinton all night long.”

Host Neil Cavuto turned to Bozell around the 12:48 a.m. Eastern mark for his thoughts on Holt and Bozell promptly went to his “scorecard” on Holt’s relentless hardballs and follow-ups to Trump versus those to Clinton.

SOURCE: LifeNews.com

8 NYC Council Members Refuse To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

Jumaane Williams

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Eight City Council members refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday, joining a protest started by City Councilman Jumaane Williams earlier this month.

Williams has received racist hate mail calling him a “f—– plantation monkey” and telling him to “drop dead” since saying he would not recite the pledge in protest of injustices including killings by police and gun violence.

Seven other pols remained seated as the rest of the body pledged to the flag at Wednesday’s Council meeting.

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FDA Approves First Automated Insulin System For Type 1 Diabetes

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For diabetes patients, managing blood sugar levels through insulin pens, needles or pumps is a necessary hassle — but it might be far easier to handle going forward. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first automated insulated delivery device for type 1 diabetes, Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G. The gadget uses a sensor to detect glucose levels under your skin every 5 minutes, and supplies just enough insulin to keep your blood sugar stable. While you do have to trigger a manual insulin dose after meals, you generally won’t have to be as involved in the process as before.

The technology isn’t flawless. A trial only showed that the 670G works for 14-year-olds and older, so you’ll have to wait for subsequent tests to see if it’s safe for children aged 7 and up. It’s demonstrably more effective at maintaining safe blood sugar levels, but it’s not so effective that you’ll always be in your target range. And of course, this doesn’t help with type 2 diabetes, which is far more common — you’re stuck with conventional solutions in that case. Nonetheless, this is a big step toward a day when diabetes is more of a minor nuisance in daily life than a constant presence.

SOURCE: Engadget