is challenging Abdul's (INBR) somewhat habitual reference to unsourced
polls that reinforces his opinion-of-the-moment. Of course this isn't the first time "his truly" has reached from behind his back to pull out a handful of facts, figures, rumours and innuendos to support his cause.
ISTUD goes on to say "Shabazz is a talented writer, and sometimes I might even agree with him. But he has a poor history on reporting, honestly and openly, on polling statistics and other easily verifiable facts. It's just lazy journalism at best. As I said before, these polls he cites might as well be made up."
In typical Abdul fashion he dismisses Indy Student's valid points with just a hint of defensiveness "I've been in journalism/media for 20 years. I think I have a pretty good handle on this stuff. Also don't forget, I deal in gossip and rumor and clearly label it as such. I am not responsible for what the reader takes away from it."
So Mr. Shabazz wants to be trusted on his polling data without a sources yet freely admits dealing in gossip and rumor. Wow he sounds like the misbegotten lovechild of the editors of the WSJ and the National Enquirer. What we found even more fascinating was that he accepts no responsible for the impact it may have on the reader. Hmmm.
Well at least we agree with Abdul on one thing - his reputation certainly does speaks for itself.
UP: ISTUD $140
DOWN: INBR $155