Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Something that hasn't yet happened probably won't matter!!

If you want a crystal clear example of how lazy journalism has become and how polls have become a crutch to allow editors avoid assigning actual journalism, check out this ‘story.’ A poll by Marist College found that 59% of people expect that tonight’s State of the Union address won’t change their mind about the direction of the country.

This is a poll asking people about what they expect that they WILL probably think about a speech that HASN’T EVEN BEEN GIVEN yet. Worse yet, they fabricated this story even though a comfortable majority said the speech WILL probably make no difference.

So a future event won’t make a difference and they contrive a ‘story’ out of this?! And media poohbahs wonder why people are less and less likely to pay for this nonsense.

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