American Conservative magazine had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted when they posted a poll asking if Antifa (a blanket term applied to people who oppose fascism) is a “terrorist organization” but they didn’t get it.
When more than 90% of the 24,000-plus who responded said that, no, opposing fascism is not a terrorist act, they deleted the poll and reposted it to hilariously embarrassing results. This time, about 85,000 people responded with 75% saying “no.”
But, you already did this survey: pic.twitter.com/uINpOXtmLW
— Jon Lyons (@GumbyNoir) September 19, 2017
Democracy is great but only when it agrees with me
— Hatt Leaver (@FattBeaver) September 19, 2017
Just wanted to check in and see how this poll was going @amconmag
— THE LEGO COUCH GUY (@ironghazi) September 19, 2017
Why did you delete the first one? Its results seemed pretty cut and dry. BTW resampling until you get the results you want is frowned upon.
— Cellophane Shaman (@ShriekingNoises) September 19, 2017
This poll is not turning out how you hoped, is it?
Now try one about whether neo-Nazis are terrorists.
— Max Sparber (@maxsparber) September 19, 2017
QUICK, DELETE THE POLL!!!! THE VOTES ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE
— Rich Lowtax Kyanka (@lowtax) September 19, 2017
"It" isn't an "it". Anti-fascist is supposed to be the default state for every patriotic American. Nazis and neo-Nazis are never tolerable.
— slumbr (@doom_trombone) September 19, 2017
How long before you delete this poll as well?
— Nick Howard (@nickintheback) September 19, 2017
Will @amconmag delete this poll again?
— Kelly Ellis (@justkelly_ok) September 19, 2017
— benny boo boo (@bennymathison) September 19, 2017
“DO OVER DO OVER” they shouted into their pillows, their bow ties askew, their tears ignored by Father Reagan.
— Tiny Hamster, PI (@Kislingtwits) September 19, 2017
Is The American Conservative a terrorist organization
— josh (@liftrs) September 19, 2017
Anti-antifascist American Conservative already did this poll once, but didn’t like the results and deleted it.
Now it tried it again, and… pic.twitter.com/16FIwmpPUh
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) September 20, 2017
Nothing says “conservative principles” like disregarding a poll because you don’t like the response and redoing it.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) September 19, 2017
It’s not even an organization…
— John ” ” Briggs (@robotonical) September 19, 2017
Which ISN’T a terrorist organization? Have at it.
— (@StoneyDanza) September 20, 2017
I was under the impression that as Americans – by default – we are all anti-fascists.
— David Roos (@daveroos) September 19, 2017
It’s neither terrorist nor an organisation, granddad.
— Калина (@kalinah) September 20, 2017
Will you need to gerrymander this survey to get the results you want?
— Matt Rowan (@MattRowan18) September 20, 2017
If you want to dictate the result you should put this poll up on YouTube or maybe do it in-person at rodeos?
— Talon (@Talon_Nouri) September 19, 2017
They don’t care about the overwhelming evidence for climate change, so I’m not surprised that they still need more research into this one
— Alex Reichard (@Gobukiller) September 20, 2017
Yup. Wrecked. It’s unclear when American Conservative will delete this latest poll, but we’ll all be there to laugh at them when they do.
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John Prager is an unfortunate Liberal soul who lives uncomfortably in the middle of a Conservative hellscape.
Prager spends much of his time poking Trump’s meth-addled, uneducated fans with a pointy stick and is currently writing a book of muskrat recipes (not really) as well as putting together a scrapbook of his favorite death threats. His life’s aspiration is to rule the world with an iron fist, or find that sock he’s been looking for.