Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Huh?

Check this terrible sentence: "Bush got a more better reaction from a group of House Democrats that he hosted for a briefing on Iraq before the speech, who emerged complimentary of the president's strategy and his recent doses of candor about the situation there. "

...got a more better...?

11 comments:

greg said...

How about this terrible sentence from the same article: "most Americans are unhappy with his handling of the war". Most? Some.

Anonymous said...

Greg. You may not like it but according to opinion polls MOST Americans are unhappy with Bush's handling of the war. As much as any reporter can make generalizations regarding public opinion---the statement "Most Americans are unhappy with his handling of the war" is accurate.

greg said...

Anonymous. Neat name.

Stephen said...

Snapshot, overall, or currently?

Paul said...

Let's see...Iraq has gone from a dictatorship to nearly a constitutional democracy in a little over 2 years, two murderous thugs have been killed and their father is standing trial for crimes against humanity, the country is being rebuilt at a rapid pace, and 74% of Iraqis are satisfied with their lives and posititive about their futures.
But MOST Americans don't support this??? Explain that one to me.

Paul said...

One more thing. Polls are a perfect illustration of why the Founders created a constitutional republic and not a popular democracy.

Anonymous said...

Look---you may not like the polls and you may not trust the polls but that is what the polls indicate. When reporters make generalizations about how Americans think/feel about the war--polls are the only thing they can rely upon. The American public might be right about the war or wrong but poll after poll reveal that they have grown tired of the war and their support has waned. Don't rage against the messenger b/c you don't like the message

Paul said...

Polls are too often a substitute for real news and are historically unreliable due to their wording, sample, etc. It's a good thing this generation wasn't around to fight the Nazis and Imperial Japanese. Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge would have been reported as U.S. defeats because of the casualties and support would have waned.
It would be nice if these reporters would travel to Iraq and Afghanistan and interview their populations instead of relying on opinion polling to fill up their news pages.

greg said...

Anonymous strikes back.

Anonymous said...

You know, I don't think "Anonymous" is a "neat" name. I think it is more akin to "swell."

Regards,
Rasputin

Stephen said...

And the American people are wrong all the time.