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.

4 comments:

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