Obama by The Numbers Article: Just Political Spin

To the Editor:
Obama By the Numbers? Not so much.

Esquire Magazine writers Warren and Dorment have managed to combine two of the worst elements of contemporary journalism in crafting an article that fails to inform or educate: “he said, she said” and the use of numbers with insufficient context.

Instead of wasting our time with political spin and inconsequential arguments, Warren and Dorment might have provided us with historical perspectives, economic arguments and graphs that inform.

They might have also injected their own perspectives more than just through allusion. One expects journalists from a magazine of the quality of Esquire to have a point of view, instead of leaving us, in the words from the film Billy Madison, “stupider from having (read) this article.”

Sincerely,
Ned R.

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