Friday, 29 February 2008

Fun, Fun, Fun, In The Sun, Sun, Sun.

I can't remember what day it was, I think it was Tuesday, but did anyone see the cover of The Sun "news"paper with the picture of a judge wearing a black cap on the front page along with the old official death scentencing speech and the headline "99% OF YOU WANT THIS."?

Wow, 99% of the whole country want the death penalty brought back? Jesus, that's a lot of people! For a national paper to proclaim this as fact in bold on the front of their paper, an extensive survey of many people in many different walks of life must have been carried out.
No. Of course it wasn't. It was a phone in poll of Sun readers. And how many people voted? 95,000. 99% of 95,000 sun readers want the death penalty back.
Hardly an extensive survey is it.
You can hardly call 95,000 a representative proportion of the country now can you. Essentially what you are saying is that 99% of less than 1% of the population of the UK want the death penalty back.

Wow. That's front page news right there.

1 comment:

The Purple Gooroo said...

Well, it is "The Sun" after all--I think the only less credible "news" source would be Jim Davidson's arsehole. I mean, this is an organisation that gave that right-wing mush-brain Richard Littlejohn a job, I think that says it all...