Thursday, February 10, 2011

Journalism Lite

I don't mean to beat up on USA Today. But their opinion folks just tweeted this question about the president's just released statement on Egypt: "Is Obama's response strong enough?" My response: Does the answer to that question from readers matter one whit? C'mon, guys. Ask us something smarter. Some facts: According to the latest Gallup and Pew polls, a clear majority of Americans, 57%, gives Obama high marks on his handling of Egypt. 82% say they are sympathetic to the protesters. Oh, and half (51%) have heard "little" or "nothing at all" about the unrest. Hey, it's tough to go head to head with Hawaii Five-O.

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