Monday, May 17, 2010

Selectively quoting polls

Two stories in today's Miami Herald:
Sixty-nine percent of Florida voters support allowing gay men and lesbians to serve in the U.S. military, according to a new survey released Monday by Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay-rights group.

The Marlins won't be the only opposition awaiting the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday when they open a brief two-game set at Sun Life Stadium.

Groups opposed to the Arizona immigration reform have taken to protesting at just about every stop the Diamondbacks make on the circuit.

As recently as this weekend, members of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, U.S. Human Rights Network and Malcolm X Grassroots voiced their opposition to the Arizona legislation before Diamondbacks-Braves games.

It's so obvious the way the media constantly promotes polls they agree with (overwhelming public support for gays in the military) but ignores polls that they don't want to believe (overwhelming public support for Arizona's immigration law).

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