Thursday, January 13, 2011

Washington Post Poll Offers Limited Choices

Yes, yes, online polls are basically meaningless, they're a fake way for readers to feel like their opinions matter, they're easily gamed, etc. But still, the Post's poll, shown above, seems to be missing some options, particularly the response I would have given: yes, I understood the reference, and no, I don't think she used it "correctly." Seems kinda obvious, no?

UPDATE – A correction on a poll? How embarrassing:

Note 1/13/11 9:48 a.m.: An earlier poll has been replaced. As readers pointed out, the poll options did not correspond appropriately to the poll question. We apologize for any confusion our error caused.


Aunt Snow said...

Perhaps the poll should have asked if SHE understood the reference.

Matty Boy said...

George W. Bush: Great president or greatest president?

Toriko said...

the poll was changed due to reader outcry

Karen Zipdrive said...

Sarah "Shiska" Palin using that anti-Semitic term would be like any of your Caucasion readers to say, "Hey, N*****, what be happenin?" to African American colleagues.
Here's my new & improved poll:

Do you think Palin used the term "blood libel" because Rep. Gabby Giffords is Jewish and she wanted to get another nasty little dig in?

O Hell yes
O Fuck yes