Poll: What Americans think of the NYT publishing classified information

posted at 10:02 pm on June 26, 2006 by Bryan

Psych! There is no such poll. The media snap polls just about everything, but to date no media outlet has taken a poll of what Americans think of the NYT’s publishing the SWIFT program, or whether Americans think the Times and/or its reporters should be prosecuted. They’ve had days to do it by now.


Opinion Dynamics…zilch.

Zogby…don’t make me laugh.


Why do you suppose no media outlet has run to poll this question yet? Hmmmm?

Maybe the Times did poll it, and didn’t like the results. What we may need is a leaker inside the Old Gray Liar.

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Scarborough ran one on his web site. It stated that only 19% of Americans thought that the NTY should be prosecuted. I consider that to be a pretty high number since that show attracts mostly liberal viewers. ;o)


DannoJyd on June 26, 2006 at 10:08 PM

That’s not scientific, though. I’m talking about a real poll like the media usually commissions immediately after a SOTU or other major event.

Bryan on June 26, 2006 at 10:09 PM

BTW, I only watched the show to see Allah’s heart throb Ann Coulter. :oD

DannoJyd on June 26, 2006 at 10:09 PM

Well, that’s why I was watching too. She always entertains.

Bryan on June 26, 2006 at 10:11 PM

Sorry Bryan. I have seen no other poll on the subject, but I am also watching for a Murtha poll.

My best guess is that the liberals are in no hurry to know those numbers.

DannoJyd on June 26, 2006 at 10:11 PM

Yes indeed. Both Ann, and Michelle are great to watch. I caught them both tonight, and wish I could take the ladies out for a 3 course meal. ;o)

DannoJyd on June 26, 2006 at 10:13 PM

Haven’t seen/heard of one yet. But since the MSM thinks that the NYT are heroes for printing what they did, they don’t care what others think.

StephC on June 26, 2006 at 10:14 PM

MSM is into polling business. They can fix any poll, from exit polls to baby polls.

Kerry was hurt bad by their exit polls. I wonder how many liberals did not go to vole in Ohio, Iowa, and New Mexico because Kerry was shown to lead by as much as 5% in some exit polls, and that was in South Carolina and Georgia. It Was a land slide…that turned into a tsunami…

easy87us on June 26, 2006 at 10:28 PM

They would shape the question to get the desired numbers anyway:

“Do you believe the New York Times was in the right to expose the Bush administration’s secret program of spying on citizens’ financial transactions?”

Perchant on June 26, 2006 at 11:31 PM


” Do you think NY Times should be prosecuted reporting possible illegal seizure of citizens’ private banking records by the Administration in violation of the first, the second and the fourth amendment?

89% says NY Times should not be prosecuted….LOL

easy87us on June 26, 2006 at 11:41 PM

Well, yeah. I suspect they’re waiting to craft the story a little bit before they do run a poll.

Bryan on June 26, 2006 at 11:44 PM

Freedom of the Press is essential to our nations freedoms. However, with that freedom comes responsibility, a responsibility that the press themselves must adhere to. Violating National Safety is not acting responsible and I feel the administration should take what measures are legally necessary to hold them responsible.

“Our newspapers, for the most part, present only the caricatures of disaffected minds. Indeed, the abuses of the freedom of the press here have been carried to a length never before known or borne by any civilized nation.” –Thomas Jefferson to M. Pictet, 1803.

LewWaters on June 26, 2006 at 11:49 PM

Perhaps Hot Air could conduct a poll of the largest NYT advertisers this week, to see whether or not they support the NYT disclosure of the SWIFT program.

ultraloser on June 27, 2006 at 12:01 AM

Some additional thoughts on the NYT advertisers poll:

1. Ask the question directly – don’t load the question to try to sway the answer.

2. Let the advertisers know that Hot Air will be publishing each advertiser’s response verbatim, including “no comment” responses.

3. Advise the NYT that Hot Air is conducting this poll.

The results might be interesting.

ultraloser on June 27, 2006 at 12:15 AM

As usual, the NYT will move forward, ignoring pesky questions and pretending to moral high ground when actually they are close to running aground on the rocks of public opinion. Will there BE a NYT ten years from now that yields the power to sway public opinion (make up news)that they do today? The Old Grey Lady just ain’t what she used to be.

Doug on June 27, 2006 at 1:50 AM

The demographic the networks draw will think the poll refers to the Pentagon Papers.

Essex on June 27, 2006 at 3:37 AM

NYSlimes insists that revealing the identity of ValGal as a “nobody” is much more of a crime than exposing the tracking techniques of terrorists.

Thick as thieves, too, are the LA Times, WaPo and WSJ. Why are their feet not held to the fire?

Bill Keller is a known and proven traitor.

doingwhatican on June 27, 2006 at 4:09 AM

I think the problem with such a poll … is that most respondents wouldn’t know what the New York Times was. Unless they own parakeets.

Professor Blather on June 27, 2006 at 8:37 AM

What “Americans think” about it is like asking “what do americans think about abortion”. It isn’t what people “think”, it is what the facts are. Just as sure as abortion is murder, the Times and their liberally blinded minions are traitors to their Country, period.

NRA4Freedom on June 27, 2006 at 9:48 AM

Another Unscientific poll is currently being run at .

I ran across an interesting article on the Slimes at The Boston Herald. Not everyone is ignoring the Slimes, and the article gives all a bonus in mentioning Murtha.

DannoJyd on June 27, 2006 at 11:06 AM

Hmm… Sorry about the missing link to the poll at Newsmax…

DannoJyd on June 27, 2006 at 11:07 AM

The poll in my office is 5-0 against the Times. Not everyone here likes President Bush, but they do love our country.

Abigail Adams on June 27, 2006 at 11:41 AM

I think far more Americans will denounce the Times for publishing information related to troop movement than will denounce them for publishing information on the wire transfer searches.

Mark Jaquith on June 27, 2006 at 7:04 PM

The Dhimmicrats are reluctant? Let the blogosphere do the poll that can’t be done by the hired hacks! (Since everybody knows why these hirelings can’t do it.)

gringoman on June 28, 2006 at 11:04 AM