'IGNORANT' IN THE SENSE THAT THEY WERE WOEFULLY UNINFORMED
ABOUT THE BURNING ISSUES IN THE CAMPAIGN
How Obama Got Elected,"
On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama's limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple... the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.
On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted. The purpose of the interviews was to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign.
These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.http://howobamagotelected.
Because obviously interviewing a relative handful of Obama voters, while interesting, is hardly scientific proof of anything, we also commissioned a Zogby telephone poll which asked the very same questions (as well as a few others) with similarly amazing results.
Survey finds most Obama voters remembered negative coverage of McCain/Palin statements but struggled to correctly answer questions about coverage associated with Obama/Biden
For further information on this project, or to schedule an interview with the producer, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org