(By Ray D.)
UPDATE: August 16: The poll is closed again! Click HERE for the latest.
The ZDF poll is BACK! The original results, clearly unacceptable to the network, have been erased and sanitized. What do we have to say to that? Here is your chance to VOTE AGAIN:
Step 1: Click HERE
Step 2: Scroll down to "Online Abstimmung" and CLICK "Stimmen Sie ab!"
Step 3: Make your selection and click "abstimmen" at the bottom of the graphic
ZDF Feeling "Manipulated"
Clearly, ZDF still hasn't figured out what is going on. When asked via email why it quietly pulled its online poll for President offline yesterday, the network responded:
"Unfortunately we suspect that a user manipulated our voting poll. At the moment we are checking things and so we have taken the tool offline. We hope that the poll once again fuctions in the usual way in the coming days."
When ZDF says it "hopes the poll once again functions in the usual way," they mean that Kerry will hold a commanding lead of at least 50 points. If that isn't the case, the immediate assumption is that the poll has been "manipulated." Well, the last time we checked, the poll was open to everyone without restriction and it is our good right to fairly take part in the poll with everyone else. We, along with some determined blog allies, won't let them get away with this!
ZDF Won't Like This: The First Results Are In!
NOTE: Don't miss this outstanding article on media manipulation just posted by David. It is an eye-opener.