2004 Annual 20 Most Annoying Liberals in the US
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It might seem to be a stretch to put washed-up singer Linda Ronstadt who was once famous for singing "I Love Rock and Roll"...wait, that's not it...oooh, ooooh, I remember, it was "The Warrior"...no, that's not it either...well whatever she sang, she does deserve to make the list.
While in Las Vegas (where washed up singers crawl up on stage to wait for their careers to die), Ronstadt was unceremoniously fired after causing a mini-riot among her unhappy fans by plugging Michael Moore's hideous propaganda piece, "Fahrenheit 9/11," on stage. While that's not all that big of a deal, she popped off a quote in the aftermath of this controversy that was such a perfect example of liberal condescension that she just had to make the list. As you read this quote, remember that we're talking about someone who probably has less fans left than Milli Vanilli at this point and then picture her saying...
Defining Quote: "It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know." -- Linda Ronstadt ...
19) John Zogby
For reasons that are hard to fathom, pollster John Zogby opined time and time again, all year long, to anyone who would listen, that John Kerry was going to beat George Bush. Why did a pollster who's supposed to be neutral want to so publicly take a partisan line in a race that stayed very close throughout the year? Why did Zogby continue to declare that Kerry would win even as his own polls showed Kerry losing? Who knows?
Then election day rolled around and Zogby actually waited until after the first exit polls to give his final prediction: that Kerry would wipe the floor with Bush by beating him 311-213 in electoral votes with Colorado and Nevada too close to call. Of course, he was wrong: Bush won 286-252.
Then after the election, Zogby started dabbling in conspiracy theories to explain why his polls were off...again. Zogby polling communications director, Shawnta Watson Walcott, even joined "a group of liberal Democrats at a faux congressional hearing focused on whether fraud influenced the Nov. 2 outcome".
Hey Zogby, it's bad enough that your polls stink and that you essentially acted like the public polling arm of the Democratic Party for all of 2004, but how low are you going to stoop to try to explain away your own bias & incompetence?
"We have received thousands of letters and phone calls regarding irregularities - many of which center on early exit polling results that were uncharacteristically inaccurate in several battleground states; questionable practices at polling stations that may have resulted in votes not being counted accurately; and in Ohio, as with other swing states, the automated Diebold machines were particularly disturbing because they offered no voting receipts. It is with this intention that we recommend that a blue ribbon bipartisan panel be developed to investigate the allegations discussed here today." -- Shawnta Watson Walcott, communications director for Zogby International...