Liberia in the Polls

Mallard Q. Duck mqduck at sonic.net
Sun Jul 13 07:29:40 MDT 2003


I just loved your message, but...

Jose G. Perez wrote:

> Mind you, this is NOT a sample of the American population. This is a
> sample of the perhaps 20 or 40 million people who follow news most
> closely, and most especially the news junkies. Of THOSE, the 10 or 20 or
> 30 percent most news conscious, at most 1% were following the story
> "somewhat closely."

Don't most Americans get their news on their TV? Ignoring the value or
depth of the information one recieves there, wouldn't someone who
watches five minutes of some "headline news" show every day, and has
been hearing something about how the Liberian people are demonstrating
to beg us to come save them every day for the past week or so likely
feel that they've been following the situation "closely?"

-Jeffrey Piercy






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