On Twitter, MSNBC's Shuster Plugs Old MoveOn.org-sponsored Poll on Public Option

<p><a href="http://twitter.com/davidshuster"><img src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/09/2009-09-08-Shuster_... align="right" /></a><span class="status-body"><span class="entry-content">&quot;This is two* weeks old... but, it's the most recent polling on public option. <a href="http://bit.ly/KCu9x" original-href="http://bit.ly/KCu9x" class="tweet-url web" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/KCu9x&quot; </a><span class="tweet-url web"> MSNBC's David Shuster </span></span></span><span class="status-body"><span class="entry-content"><span class="tweet-url web">posted to his Twitter page today around 5:45 p.m.</span></span></span></p><p><span class="status-body"><span class="entry-content"><span class="tweet-url web">But pulling the thread from Shuster's tweet unravels through two liberal blogs and ends at none other than MoveOn.org (h/t MRC's Stu James).<br /></span></span></span></p><p><span class="status-body"><span class="entry-content"><span class="tweet-url web">The link in question takes readers to the liberal ThinkProgress blog, which in turn links to a <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/20/public-plan-77-percent/" target="_blank">Sam Stein item at the Huffington Post</a>, which in turn links to a <a href="http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=5ba17aa2-f1b9-4445-a6b... target="_blank">SurveyUSA poll</a> taken on August 19 and published on August 20.</span></span></span></p><p>Over in the sidebar for the survey, we learn that the sponsor was none other than &quot;MoveOn.org Political Action&quot; (see screencap below): </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><!--break--><a href="http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=5ba17aa2-f1b9-4445-a6b... src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/09/2009-08-20-SurveyUS... width="199" align="middle" height="303" /></a></p><p>*Shuster's math is a little off. The poll is 19 days old, making it a nearly 3-week-old poll. </p>

Ken Shepherd
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