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Fox News Vice President to Hannity: Stop using bullshit polls claiming Trump won debate Nathan Wellman | September 28, 2016



Sean Hannity has reportedly been reprimanded by Fox News for using inaccurate online polls to try to prove that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Monday night’s debate.

Hours after the debate, Hannity said “I’ll give you the list of polls. Time Magazine, Drudge report, CNBC, The Hill, CBS. The only one that has Hillary winning is CNN and they’re the Clinton News Network anyway.”

Hannity claimed that “hundreds of thousands if not millions” of participants chose Trump as the victor in various online polls. However, professional pollsters say that the number of respondents is not nearly as important as whether the respondents reflect the population that the poll is claiming to represent.

Fox News hosts Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum also misrepresented the polls on their programs. Doocy said “I think a majority of the online polls show, according to the stuff we saw this morning, they show that he’s leading,” later adding as an afterthought that “It’s not scientific.”

MacCallum didn’t identify her sources as online polls at all, saying only that “A lot of polls show him winning last night,” she said. “Fascinating, right? It’s fascinating.”

A memo from Fox News vice president of public-opinion research Dana Blanton has since been acquired by Business Insider, in which the VP tells the hosts to stop citing these misleading polls.

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

“News networks and other organizations go to great effort and rigor to conduct scientific polls — for good reason,” Blanton continued. “They know quick vote items posted on the web are nonsense, not true measures of public opinion.”

Despite this memo, Hannity and other Fox News hosts continued to use online polls during their segments Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

“You’ve got this list of polls, Donald Trump wins,” Hannity said. “You watch TV, Hillary Clinton wins.”

Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW


Pretty funny when the hillbillies beloved fox 'news' comes down on hannity for lying. Priceless..!

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BREAKING: Trump Supporters Linked To MASSIVE Post Debate Poll Rigging Scandal (DETAILS)
September 27, 2016

Donald Trump and his fans have something in common. Losing a debate may not shake them much, but allowing others to think they lost is just not acceptable. In that moment, a Trumpster must react.

Despite the fact that there was no other conclusion last night than that Hillary Clinton completely mopped the floor with Donald Trump on complex issues, like both domestic and foreign policy, as well as simple skills, such as communication and the ability to remain calm. She was factual, prepared, and clearly the more qualified candidate.

Political news pundits across networks agreed: Trump completely blew that debate. EvenFox News, who called Hillary “smug” and “over prepared,” admitted that Trump lost that debate by a landslide.

Donald Trump and his supporters had to act. They had to find some way to be able to crow online in every single social media forum available that their candidate had not lost. The debate was rigged.

Trump immediately blamed his microphone. He also blamed Lester Holt, NBC’s debate moderator, for being biased against him, as did Eric Bolling from Fox News.

Holt spent excessive time on tax returns and birth certificate. Emails? Health? Not a single minute so far. #LiberalMediaBias

— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 27, 2016


Trump’s supporters got even more creative. Early the next morning after Monday’s debate, the hashtag #TrumpWon began trending on Twitter and Trump supporters were cheering his clear victory according to online polls from news sites like Time and Fortune. Trump spent Tuesday morning hailing his victory on Twitter.

I won every poll from last nights Presidential Debate – except for the little watched @CNN poll.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016


The #1 trend on Twitter right now is #TrumpWon – thank you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016


Thank you! #TrumpWon #MAGA https://t.co/a5rr1i38km

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016


Such a great honor. Final debate polls are in – and the MOVEMENT wins!#AmericaFirst#MAGA #ImWithYouhttps://t.co/3KWOl2ibaW pic.twitter.com/sfCEE3I5pF

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016


Well, now they’re saying that I not only won the NBC Presidential Forum, but last night the big debate. Nice!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016


As it turns out, though, Trump didn’t win in the online polls, either. His supporters, who constantly rage about everything being “rigged” just as Trump does, rigged the online polls.

The #TrumpWon hashtag was quickly found to be coming from Twitter users in Russia and was soon hijacked and used to poke fun at Trump. The online polls were also manipulated.

Online polls are notoriously unreliable as they are vulnerable to bots and other types of manipulation that can affect their outcomes. On 4Chan and Reddit, Trump’s supporters gathered and planned to flood these polls with votes for Trump.


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Fox News Poll Shows Who Their Viewers Think Won The Debate, And It’s Pretty Damn Hilarious (IMAGE)
By Sarah on September 30, 2016 7:12 pm ·

If there’s one news organization that Donald Trump can usually always rely upon to be in his corner, it’s Fox News. The media branch of the Republican party will pretty much always show bias towards any Republican candidate or conservative ideal. Most of the time even without trying to find any facts of any kind.

However, it looks as though Trump is going to hate the new poll that Fox News revealed showing who, according to them and their viewers, won the first presidential debate.

Winning with 61% of viewers polled was none other than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

In fact, Trump was only able to garner 21% of those polled to say that he won, with 12% saying it was a tie.

New Fox Poll: Who won first debate? #SpecialReport https://t.co/lmsmO06yfjpic.twitter.com/coMvS84lCj

— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 30, 2016


If you’re any good at math, that’s not even close. Not even remotely close. Hillary got well more than half of those polled saying that she definitively won, while Trump probably held onto the few who were going to say that he won no matter what.

The bar is set so incredibly low for Trump, too. If he kept his pants on, those 21% pulling for Trump were still going to say that he won. So, for Hillary to sweep up this debate as a win in her column with even Fox News viewers, well, that’s bad news for Trump and his floundering campaign.

It will be interesting to see how he behaves in the next debate to try to sway viewers.


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