Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, August 12, 2004
GERMAN PUBLIC BROADCASTER ZDF was so confident that its leftism (example: "Slowly the American public, having degenerated to credit card swiping, is awakening itself from its maudlin dreams of consumption, and is allowing itself, after seeing [Fahrenheit 9/11] to be registered to vote") was shared throughout Germany that it put up an on-line poll on the US Presidential candidates.

When 67% of respondents favoured Bush, the poll was pulled, ZDF protesting at ballot ramping from the right.

Here's a poll question. If 67% of ZDF's respondents had favoured Kerry, would the voting have been called off?