Gateway Pundit also forgets to mention that a real scientific survey by the New England Journal of Medicine using a random sample of doctors found that 63% support a public option and 10 % (in addition to the 63%, not part of it) support a single payer system.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Gateway Pundit Pretends Online Surveys are Equivalent to Scientific Research
Gateway Pundit, the top blogger listed on Ed Martin's website, claimed on his website that "78% of Physicians Say Public Option Would Negatively Impact Health Care." He suggested that this number represented "physicians polled in a recent survey." Of course, he forgets to mention that this is a survey of an online community whose founder and CEO has written opinion articles against the public option, so in no way can be taken to be representative of physicians as a whole. In fact, the CEO of the group that conducted the survey said, of a similar online survey, "We don't in any way, shape or form argue or portray that this research is a replacement for conventional scientific inquiry" .