Thursday, December 29, 2005

Question for the Media

When is an issue "controversial?"

When does an issue "divide the nation?"

When is it appropriate to describe a person by saying that some people love them and some people hate them?

I've never manged to see any pattern regarding what poll numbers justify such descriptions. I've seen 50-50 splits on issues described as "dividing the nation" and I've seen 75-25 splits described the same way.

Stop it.