THE TIMES CAN’T BELIEVE THERE’S GOOD NEWS
Check out: The Story Behind a Polling Mystery that was printed in the New York Times on July 25, 2007.
It’s a story by Janet Elder, a Times reporter, about their polling. It says that the Times couldn’t believe that their polling showed an increase in the number of people who felt it was a correct decision to invade Iraq in the first place from 35% last month to 42% this month. Nor could they believe their finding that the proportion of voters who felt the war was going badly dropped by ten points.
The newspaper article said the findings were “counterintuitive.” In other words, the NYTimes cannot believe good news! Typical.