Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Idiocy of the Day: 5th Edition

Idiocy of the Day: 5th Edition
...and the winner is Dana Milbank of the Washington Post for this piece of... um... er... journalism?

Thankfully, we don't have to worry about 9/11, Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Katrina, Rita, Pakistan or SCOTUS as yardsticks of Presidential progress. Why not? Because we can now judge our President's performance simply by counting the number of times he blinks.

Yes, you read it correctly. Dana Milbank is judging the President by counting his blinks. In the article he mentions 'blink' or 'blinks' no less than eight times. To wit:

Bush blinks twice. He touches his tongue to his lips. He blinks twice more. He starts to answer, but he stops himself.
The president was a blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts.
Bush blinked 24 times in his answer. When asked why Gulf Coast residents would have to pay back funds but Iraqis would not, Bush blinked 23 times and hitched his trousers up by the belt.
When the questioning turned to Miers, Bush blinked 37 times in a single answer -- along with a lick of the lips, three weight shifts and some serious foot jiggling.
Through the entire passage, he blinked only 12 times.
With so little going on in the world, it must be difficult to produce serious journalistic compositions with a level of contemplation approaching that of, oh , say a 10-year-old.

Grow up, Dana.

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