There is a misconception that war profiteer General Electric sold NBC. That’s not true – they spun it off as a joint venture with Comcast, retaining 49% ownersh of it.
So today NBC releases a poll trying to create a false opinion analogous to “when dd you stop beating your wife?”
The payoff question was “do you think the President should get Congressional approval before attacking Syria?”. 80% said “yes”. People will hear that and some will translate that to “80% of Americans want us to attack Syria”
The entire poll is preceded by this wildly misleading premise
“Syrian civilians have been killed by their government in response to protests and civil unrest”
No, they are being killed because they are actively involved in a violent attempt to overthrow and kill the leader of a sovereign country. That question makes no assertion about chemical weapons.
If this was a real poll, and not a propaganda push poll meant to feed the war machine, it would not state the above as a fact, but just say “based on what you know, do you”… Then when 72% say “Syria? What’s that?”, you know the “poll” is worthless.
It was reported that the CEO of General Electric drinks the blood of Martians. Do you support sending a rocket to Mars to stop him?