Frank Luntz, a political pollster who regularly appears on Fox
news' presidential race analysis and has been heavily criticized
for his manipulative methods and slanted coverage, has finally
been exposed for the fraud he is after it emerged that his "randomly
selected" and “undecided” focus groups, that
constitute the figures for his news features, are being populated
by the same people months apart from each other.
Watch the following video for the evidence:
The same man appeared twice, four months apart,
as part of Luntz's and Fox's post-GOP debate "random"
Luntz describes his profession as “testing
language and finding words that will help his clients sell their
product or turn public opinion on an issue or a candidate."
He has won hundreds of polls for private corporations
and lobbying groups but is better known for his work with Republican
In a January 9, 2007, interview on Fresh Air with
Terry Gross, Luntz redefined the term "Orwellian" in
a positive sense, saying that if one reads Orwell's Essay On Language,
"To be 'Orwellian' is to speak with absolute clarity, to
be succinct, to explain what the event is, to talk about what
triggers something happening…and to do so without any pejorative
He attracted a great deal of attention after the
Penn and Teller piece, featured in the video above, further exposed
his manipulative methods of "getting the right answers".
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Luntz has been accused of skewing research results
to reflect more favorably on specific clients. In 1997, he was
reprimanded by the American Association for Public
Opinion Research and in 2000 he was
censured by the National Council on Public Polls.
Given that the Luntz's plant is first seen to be
endorsing McCain and then four months later Romney, it cannot
necessarily be said that Luntz is attempting to sway public opinion
toward one particular GOP candidate. However, he and Fox News
are undoubtedly concerned with shifting the focus away
from one candidate. Ron Paul.
Between Fox ejecting Paul from the debate in New
Hampshire just two evenings before perhaps his strongest chance
of a result, and Luntz's "random" focus group
singing the praises of Mitt Romney, these two artisans
of fairness and balance have done a sterling job in shifting some
of the focus away from a snowballing Ron Paul revolution.
Luntz previously attracted the attention of Ron
Paul supporters after it was reported that he spent the entirety
of one 'focus' group ridiculing the Congressman in front of the
29 people in attendance.
Last night Luntz was confronted by Paulites outside
the Merrimack Restaurant, the site of his focus group, on the
main street of Manchester, across the street from the Radisson
Hotel where protesters also confronted
Sean Hannity last night.
The supporter who filmed the confrontation also claims he managed
to infiltrate Luntz's focus group and secretly taped the whole
Brunner blasted Luntz for again allegedly making
negative remarks against Ron Paul during the meeting, and has
vowed to publish the video on his website.
Paul’s supporters had been yelling in the window and formed
a constant flow of signs parading back and forth, to which Luntz
responded by calling them “mean.”
“We’re mad because the Fourth Estate has been taken
away from us,” a voice yelled out to Luntz.
“You are ignoring America’s savior!” shouted
As Luntz walked away he shouted “I don’t owe you