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        I just talked to Tom Hannon in person!  First of all - what a fucking dick.  I mean first-class A #1 PRICK.  He says "Yeah this is Tom."  I say "Yes I'm calling about the Gallup polls you're using?"

        Hannon: (dripping with sarcasm)  "Oh, you mean the ones that DON'T show Kerry in the lead?  The ones that DON'T show Kerry up 8?"

        Me:  Um, excuse me, are you mocking me?

        Hannon:  What do you mean, am I mocking you?

        Me:  I just called to get a quote and you're mocking me!  You just did!"

        Hannon: Where are you from?

        Me:  I'm from Political News Magazine and I called for a quote and you immediately started mocking me.  You don't even know which side I come down on on the issue and you... you know you're representing CNN right?

        Hannon:  What, are you recording this?

        Me: Yes.  And you openly mocked me.  And you have a problem.  The Gallup poll is weighted incorrectly.

        Hannon: There is no weighting.  The poll has no weighting.

        Me: What are you kidding?  It's weighted with a 13% bias towards Republicans.

        Hannon:  No it isn't.  It's not weighted.  Are you saying Gallup is at fault?

        Me: No, I'm saying the media is responsible. It's irresponsible of CNN to report these polls without letting people know it's hugely biased towards Bush.

        Hannon: You aren't allowed to call CNN irresponsible.

        Me:  WHAT?!  Are you kidding?  You're representing CNN and you're telling me people are not allowed to call you irresponsible?

        Hannon: That's not what I said.  I said you're not allowed to call Gallup irresponsible.

        Me: No you didn't.  You said I wasn't allowed to call CNN irresponsible.

        Hannon:  Yeah well.  Is there something you wanted to say?

        Me:  Just wanted a quote.  I got some good ones, thanks.

        Hannon: (click)

        "Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

        by reef the dog on Tue Sep 28, 2004 at 02:53:44 PM PDT

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