The poll Mitchell wasn’t buying was an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier that day. The poll revealed that 51 percent of respondents felt that the interrogation practices used during the Bush era were acceptable. Only 28 percent said they went too far and were wrong.
But speaking to NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, Mitchell warned her audience against her own network’s polling, saying that polling is “always an imprecise measure because of the way questions are asked.”
Engel seemed to agree with Mitchell’s intimation that the poll could be wrong. He told Mitchell that those who answered the poll were just responding emotionally and that they might be proven morally wrong by “history.”
Then Mitchell seemed to announce her distrust of democracy itself, saying, “Should public opinion really be setting policy?”
Jounolists: politicians with bylines. Typical of the ruling class. Mitchell is the Jonathan Gruber of journalism.
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