Speaking of Save our Schools, what happened to that poll?

As you may recall, two days ago I directed your attention to a poll running on the Save our Schools web site.  They wanted to know if you thought Charter Schools a good idea.

At the time I drew your attention to the poll, the results were like this



Clearly, the 123 voters thought, with about a half majority, that Charter Schools would not improve educational outcomes.

But that’s probably because the Save our Schools web site is particularly aimed at people who feel the education sector needs “saving”, so the result isn’t particularly enlightening.

Currently, the site displays this notice:


So this is how Democracy works on advocacy group web sites:  they only keep the results they want.

I want to take a step sideways for a moment and remind you that I ran a Marriage Equality poll on my blog, and the results were not what I would want, as slightly over half of the respondents voted against Marriage Equality.

Did I pull the results?


There is no intellectual honesty on the Left.  They manipulate, they lie and if they can’t control the message, they just hide it.

According to Keeping Stock, these were the poll’s results the next morning:



The most recent screenshot we had was this one



Did my readers “rig the poll”?  No!

They had no control over the outcome.  They simply went to the web site and voted.  They were invited to do so by the Save our Schools web site, and they voted.

I can assure you that Whaleoil readers aren’t a homogenous bunch.  Neither are they controlled by me like automatons.  You just have to follow the comments for a few days to see that I have as many critics as I have supporters.

And more importantly, different people agree (or disagree) with me on different topics.

If you have a careful look, the “No” vote also went up.   If all the “Yes” votes are to be attributed to my readers, then it’s only fair to attribute all the “No” votes to them as well.  You can’t have it both ways.

So to withdraw a poll because you don’t like the results is…?


very “Left” of them.

Do you want:

  • ad-free access?
  • access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • access to Incite Politics magazine articles?

Silver subscriptions and above go in the draw to win a $500 prize to be drawn at the end of March.

Not yet one of our awesome subscribers? Click Here and join us.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.