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Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Daily Star vs Al Jazeera

I just realised (after finding out that Al Jazeera has a poll on Hezballah just like the one by The Daily Star) that the poll by the latter was meant to be a response to the poll by the former. So not only is The Daily Star controlled by right-wing fascists, it is also plagiarising (or copying, to be more politically correct) from Al Jazeera in an attempt to challenge it. I'm saying it's in response to Al Jazeera because the question on the poll is worded in exactly the same manner. So what makes me sure that it was first posted by Al Jazeera and not the other way around? Well, one cannot be 100% sure, but I think there are clear pointers to it. For example, The Daily Star had initially intended to have the poll running for only one day (from the 17th to the 18th), and now it's scheduled to be closed on the 20th. What could that be if not an attempt to get more voters so that they would come back and say to Al Jazeera, "see, our sample is representative too"?

But here, see the results for yourself:

Daily Star poll vs Al Jazeera poll

Which one is more representative of regional (especially Arab) opinion? You decide.

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