CNN falsely labels third party supporters as “undecided”

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-07/cnn-cut-big-3rd-party-support-from-debate-focus-group-coverage-participant-says

CNN cut big 3rd party support from debate focus group coverage, participant says

October 7, 2016

A participant in the CNN focus group conducted Tuesday during this year’s only vice presidential debate says the cable network omitted a strong showing of third-party support.

Justin Smith says participants were asked after the debate ended if they support the ticket led by Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump or a third-party candidate, with 12 indicating third-party support, five backing Clinton and two Trump.

Such a result would not reflect national polling, and Smith wrote on Facebook “once they saw the response,” the third party option was dropped in favor of “undecided” — with the second question asked twice before being aired live, yielding 11 votes for “undecided.”

“As you see a majority here in this room at the University of Richmond still undecided,” CNN reporter Pamela Brown told anchor Wolf Blitzer in the segment that aired.

“Interesting stuff,” Blitzer said.

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October 7, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias.

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