Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Immigration poll

USA Today reports on the results of an interesting poll regarding attitudes about the illegal immigration issue. But this has to be one of the stupidest paragraphs ever written by a serious journalist.
Those who want to take the toughest steps against illegal immigration also feel the most urgency about the subject. Two-thirds of the "hard-liners" call the issue "extremely important." No one in the most lenient group, the "unconcerned," feels that way.
No sh*t, Sherlock. If you are "unconcerned" about an issue, what are the chances that you would describe the issue as "extremely important"?

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