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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Journalists Are So Liberal, They Don't Know Anyone Who Is Average


The top 3 best selling vehicles in America are pick-ups. Question to reporters: do you personally know someone that owns 

Journalists LOSE IT After Being Informed They Don’t Know Americans Who Own Trucks

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JANUARY 4, 2017
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A simple question on Twitter from Decision Desk

HQ co-founder John Ekdahl, a conservative, led to

a complete meltdown from leftists who felt that the

integrity of mainstream journalists was being

questioned. Ekdahl tweeted:

The top 3 best selling vehicles in


America are pick-ups. Question to reporters: do you personally know someone that owns one?
It was a logicial question, as Sean Davis at

 The Federalist points out. Davis notes the

enormous populariy of trucks in America: “The

Ford F-series, for example, has been the most

popular line of vehicles in America for 34 years

in a row . . . The top three best-selling vehicles

in America are not cars, but trucks: the Ford

F-series, Chevy Silverado, and Dodge Ram.

The top-selling sedan is but a distant fourth.

According to a 2014 survey conducted

by IHS automotive, trucks were the most

popular vehicles in a whopping 34 states. A 

separate 2015 study found that the F-150

was the most popular used vehicle in 36 states.”
Then Davis gets down to business: “According

to a 2016 survey of 170,000 vehicle buyers

conducted by market research firm

Strategic Vision, what you drive can reveal

a great deal about which political candidates you

prefer.The five most popular vehicle models

among Republicans, for example, are all trucks,

with the ubiquitous Ford F-150 leading the way.

Among Democrats, the Subaru Outback is the

most popular choice. If you drive a truck, you’re

probably a Republican. If you drive a Subaru,

you’re probably a Democrat.”
But forget the obvious implications in Ekdahl’s

question; look at the fury it engendered among

those purportedly maintaining their objectivity so

they can give us the news:
From a news correspondent for HBO:

The reply chain on this is just hundreds of bros saying actually to each other and it's beautiful https://twitter.com/johnekdahl/status/816500398991273984 
From a writer for Vox:
From two people who work for Media Matters founder David Brock:

This incredibly contemptuous conversation started with a simple question: do reporters know any pickup truck owners.
@JohnEkdahl i think journalists are in a bubble but your question was a lot like "when did you stop beating your wife"

From a writer for The Washington Post:

Yes, b/c I'm from Alaska. Do any friends own one in DC or NYC? No, because they're unnecessary here. https://twitter.com/JohnEkdahl/status/816500398991273984 
From a Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star:
Let’s not forget The New York Times:

The top 3 best selling vehicles in America are pick-ups. Question to reporters: do you personally know someone that owns one?
@JohnEkdahl @theRealBethAnn That might be the dumbest question I've heard today. Of course I do. Hell, that's how I learned to drive stick.


@JohnEkdahl @theRealBethAnn That might be the dumbest question I've heard today. Of course I do. Hell, that's how I learned to drive stick.
@JohnEkdahl @theRealBethAnn other buddies with pickups since then, of course. This need to demonize reporters as unAmerican gets so old.
From a writer from the LA Weekly:

The top 3 best selling vehicles in America are pick-ups. Question to reporters: do you personally know someone that owns one?
Ekdahl concluded:

Man, kicked a hornets' nest by asking a pretty direct question.


This incredibly contemptuous conversation started with a simple question: do reporters know any pickup truck owners.
For an even more complete run-down of the war Ekdahl started, see here.one?
Ekdahl concluded:

Man, kicked a hornets' nest by asking a pretty direct question.


This incredibly contemptuous conversation started with a simple question: do reporters know any pickup truck owners.
For an even more complete run-down of the war Ekdahl started, see here.