“ First, I’ll dispense with the notion here that you are a cat.”
Sure, only a Species-ist would say that. Check your human privilege! You do a diservice to me and my peoples. If I’m a cat, human or evil minion from the Under Water Basket Weavers Union, you should attack the arguement, not the person. Unless you are into fallacies. So lie away, if that’s your thing.
When you cover left-leaning sites of course it looks bad. We also know about the paid astro turf effort by “Correct the record” to alter polling data.
One of the first rules of propaganda is when you control the poll reports, & you can sway the masses.