This is same media that swore up and down that Hillary Clinton was going to win the US election. This is the same media that makes real out of the unreal, thinking specifically about the recent, alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Here's an example of five eyes media perception management regarding Turkey's referendum.
Via Canada's own CBC
"The most recent polls put both of these sides neck-and-neck still. It has been like that throughout the campaign," said CBC's Nik KöksalThat's been the consistent theme throughout the western media reports- "Neck and neck"
Of course this spin is being engaged in because it provides the 5 eyes media the option of claiming there was voter fraud and "Erdogan stole the referendum"
A claim that will be as substantive, valid and truthful as the recent accusation of Assad gassing his own people. Again.
It won't matter though. Because way to many people will be willing to jump on the bash Turkey, Turkish people and Erdogan bandwagon.
I've been keeping an eye on the referendum news from Turkey via a journalist embedded in Turkey. I suspect he is monitoring and requisitioning internal polls for certain interested parties. Though he could just be interested for purely personal reasons, much like myself, but that seems doubtful. Oh well.
Let's look at the referendum numbers and stats coming out of Turkey via James in Turkey
|As of April 13/17|
|As of April 6/17|
|As of March 30/2017|
Nonetheless, the company is confident they have a sample that broadly reflects Turkey’s demographic make-up. Qriously would argue its referendum methodology is tried and tested, having successfully called the UK’s Brexit and Renzi’s Italian referendum last year, as well as this month’s Dutch election. I leave the judgment to you.Recall the media spin prior to the Brexit? And then of course the hand wringing and wailing afterwards about the actual vote- which saw Brits wanting to leave the EU.
I'm taking the same position taken all along- This is a referendum for the Turks.
Highlighting, again, a point that was made in this post: Turkey's Referendum: Is The Sky Really Falling?
From an embedded audio clip
Interestingly DW found plenty of Kurds willing to vote "Yvet" in the referendum-
Kurds are not a black and white case in Turkey- unsurprising to me. Many blame the PKK for the violence that they live through! Yes, that is the Kurds that blame the PKK- which is not a surprise, again! A Kurdish man, who loves President Erdogan? Something we'd never hear of in the west, I mean, 5 eyes media. It's an interesting 10 minutes. Give it a listen and share some thoughts.Here
" The most striking regional result is southeast Turkey – YES (68.4), NO (31.6) – where this poll suggests reports of the pro-Kurdish HDP’s dwindling influence appear to be true. Other regional differences are less striking: western Aegean and Thrace, both solid CHP areas, are firmly in the NO camp, while some of Yes’s strongest results come from the pro-AK Party Black Sea"The Turks will live with the results of this referendum. As the American populace lives with a Trump presidency and we here in Canada suffer under Tru-dough's prime minister act. Outside interests may not be as willing to live with the results of Turkey's referendum. I suspect this is the reason 5 eyes media is spinning neck and neck. Or to close to call. The media is providing a cover story for future/probable interference in Turkey.
Oh and lastly check out the media page at jamesinturkey.com
Very informative- Hurriyet is a Gulen/CIA production. Hurriyet is nearly exclusively used by many alt media sites I consider untrustworthy. I had always suspected it was definitely pro Atlantacist, as mentioned, and always had to verify it's content elsewhere.
I'm sure readers here have noticed that practice, also reading my mentions of that on a number of occasions. CNN Turk, lol, I recall that from the coup attempt. The guy at Incirlik was watching CNN to get his updates on the coup.. Makes sense that CNN Turk had the inside track, especially when one considers CNN's role with Syria Danny.. Recall that?
Wanted to add this one to the post!
Henri J Barkey: Turkey will never be the same after this vote
The man who was in Turkey immediately preceding the coup.. and he spins all the western 5 eyes memes-
"Even so, the contest is too close to call."
You can see internal polling directly above to close to call is not based in reality
" Turks have a tendency to buck the system when they feel that the rules of the game are unfair or that they are being bullied by their leaders. No one should assume that the vote will turn out the way Erdogan has planned"
Barkey is planting the idea that there will be conflict, mayhem and manipulation.
According to Istanbul Police's Intelligence, Counter Terror, Cyber Crime and Criminal Units, Barkey was holding a meeting with 17 top figures, most of them foreign nationals, at a hotel on Istanbul's Princes Island on July 15, the day of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
Barkey was staying in the Splendid Hotel, which was used as a British Military Headquarters during the days of occupation in 1919, between July 15 and 17.