Has CBS found dumbest idea yet for an online poll?
Yeah, please vote here.
Pointedly ignoring my plea for an end to online polls, CBS has come up with perhaps the dumbest idea yet.
Let’s use the least scientific, most easily manipulated choosing scheme invented since eeny-meeny-miny-moe to pick what major piece of legislation president Obama should pursue next.
Seriously. I can almost hear Walter Cronkite reading the results on the evening news….
In a piece titled, “With Health Care Done, What’s Next For Obama?” CBS runs through the conventional wisdom on Obama’s agenda and then asks readers to vote on “What should be the Obama administration’s top priority for the rest of 2010?” And then urges readers to share the poll using Face Book and Twitter.
The only news value I can see in this poll is that the onetime home of Edward R. Murrow is now trolling for page-views online. Perhaps this isn’t such a surprise from the network that libeled Michael Mann based on a YouTube video — while reporting his exoneration! What’s next, CBS touting their web hits?
Until sanity returns to the major media outlets, all one can do is play along with their charade and vote here.