The media did its job well *UPDATED*

This is about the most depressing video I’ve seen in a long time:

It’s obvious that the media effectively got its message across — and it’s impressive how unperturbed these voters are by their abysmal ignorance.  The last woman, who is also the most charming, openly professes surprise at her ignorance, but discounts any possibility that more information might have changed her mind.  Aargh!!!!

If you watch this video, you should also read Paul Kengor’s article about the way in which modern education has drained students of any ability to think independently or analyze data, and has turned them into mindless Leftist drones.

UPDATE:  Deanna left a comment worrying that Democrats will simply discount this video, because it’s a small sample, and we don’t know the selection process.  However, in this case, the Dems can’t colorably make that argument, because this pathetic simply of ill-informed individuals (fed by NPR, CNN, the New York Times, or nothing at all) are actually perfectly representative of a poll Zogby conducted showing the voters’ profound ignorance of basic political facts:

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we “gave” one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

There is no doubt that Democrats will discount this video, but that reason will be denied them.

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  • Charles Martel

    >>There are many ways of knowing. I want to know what the facts mean not just what the facts are. In other words, it’s the truth I’m after, not just the facts.<<

    Policeman: “Why did you run that stoplight? It’s as plain as day.”

    Helen: “Well, I know it exists but I wanted to get at the truth behind it. To you it’s a signal, to me it’s, well, it’s something I want to plumb, explore, engage with and understand.”

    Policeman: “Well, while you’re busy understanding, the fine will be $150.”

  • 1Lulu

    Well, we are judged by our deeds. By being noncommittal and evasive, Obama has become whatever anyone wants him to be. So, in spite of what he has said or even voted, he can be against abortion to Helen. He also can be both for the preservation of marriage between a man and a woman and against prop. 8, for lowering taxes and for raising taxes, and on and on.

    You can’t be president by nuance.

    BTW, everyone I work with voted for Obama. None had ever heard of the LA Times tape, even though they subscribe to the LA Times.

  • suek

    >>By being noncommittal and evasive, Obama has become whatever anyone wants him to be. >>

    Who was it in days of old? The Oracle at Delphi? She spoke in nonsense words that each person could interpret as whatever they thought she meant? And by the time the predicted future arrived, the exact words had been forgotten so that the Oracle was remembered as having spoken the truth?

    Obama the Oracle…

    Just what we need…!

  • Mike Devx

    America will always be guilty of racism, and we will be the Evil Ones. Meanwhile, every one else across the face of the earth will get to walk away scot-free, with blessed lives of innocence.

    That’s just the way it is, from the time liberals wake up, until the time they go to sleep. You can ignore all their protestations contrary. Those rare and momentary protestations are just their rudimentary consciences murmuring, every once in a while; and quickly forgotten.

  • Deana

    1Lulu –

    #52 – that is just amazing. Amazing. How could they not know about that tape?