Monthly Archives: December 2005

Wiretap Fiction

Here are the Rasmussen poll results:

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.

Pretty straight forward and not particularly surprising. However, here is how one writer revised the results:

More Rasmussen: 64% Say Warrantless Eavesdropping OK

With only 23% disagreeing.

After the 2002 midterms — sheesh, that seems like it was almost three years ago or something — William Kristol offered his opinion that the Democrats had, basically, gone crazy. Hatred of Bush and frustration at being frozen out of power had simply driven them batty.

It’s stuff like this — sort of predictable, you know, that Americans aren’t going to sweat eavesdropping on terrorists without warrant — that really bears Kristol out.

Note that the poll results say nothing about warrantless eavesdropping. Apparently, though, Ace wants this result so badly that he must write into the results what is not there and present fiction to his readers.

It’s to bad Reynolds did not note Ace’s misreporting of the Rassmussen poll when he linked to it.

Some even suggest that 64% isn’t very good news for the police state bush. (via)

Well, I’m going to let this post stand as written even though Ace changed his title a few minutes ago:

Second– I changed the title of the thread like fifteen minutes ago. I was just wondering how long you retards would keep on shrieking about such a ticky-tack point.

Ticky-tack point indeed.