Ethics in jouralism
This piece is pretty funny:
"Our job is to get it right. When we fail, we should be held accountable. What is worse, if it’s true, is the suggestion that the Cantor poll was leaked in order to sabotage the other side by suggesting that the majority leader’s lead was insurmountable. In this case, not only was the poll inaccurate, the tactic was inept. It may have created momentum for the other side rather than crushing it, and lends legitimacy to the public skepticism aimed at our craft of late."
Who is Luntz trying to kid? The industry is much more about push polling than actual polling. It's all about creating message, rather than knowing the terrain.
(Wonder what 538 had to say about this, beforehand. Not even Mickey was full throated about it, as far as I could see.)