Wagging the Dog…
Last week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll titled “Religion, Politics and the President.” One of the findings: 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. (43 percent said they don’t know what his religious beliefs are, while only 34 percent correctly identified him as a Christian.) This, naturally, set off a minor media frenzy.
The poll also asked respondents how they reached their conclusions. According to Pew, “60 [percent] of those who say Obama is a Muslim cite the media.”
Strangely, that got less media attention.