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View Diary: Babington wrote piece before Obama's speech was finished (313 comments)

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  •  Analysis can be subjective, but it can't be lies (5+ / 0-)

    I understand "analysis" being subjective, but labeling something "analysis" doesn't give cover to lie.

    Consider this:

    "But most of his address echoed and amplified the theme that dominated the four-day Democratic nominating convention here: George Bush."

    "Most" is a relative word, but in this context, its relative to the total length of the speech. The Bush Administration did, indeed, get drilled in this speech, but most of the speech was an outline of policy plans and an articulation of the American promise.

    Maybe you can't have "right" and "wrong" analysis, but you can have "strong" and "weak" analysis. And this is just weak.

    It's like a kid assigned to watch the speech and review it for a high school class, and he forgets about the assignment until he's on the bus five minutes from school and quickly scribbles something down in his Trapper Keeper.

    It's just bad.

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