Friday, January 20, 2012

The CNN Test

Just saw this poll on CNN and thought my friends at the D.A.'s Office might like to take it.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/business/psychopath-boss/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

10 comments:

Jim Bell said...

Wow. I'm a former radio broadcaster who retired recently after 45 years of working at various radio stations around Houston, including one that is owned by a large conglomerate.

I can tell you that the middle and upper managers I worked for at that station ALL fit the psycho-path profile to a "T".

Over my career, I always wondered why it was the assholes who rose to the top levels of management.

Now I know.

Anonymous said...

Lykos got a 5/10 Rosenthal got a10/10, WTF!
Anderson's lack of red meat persona nets him a 4/10.
Mike Anderson just wants to be DA cause his friends want him to and now that his health insurance is vested why not. How pathetic was that debate performance?

Anonymous said...

5:40--you think that was a debate? Really?

"Debate or debating is a method of interactive and representational argument. Debate is a broader form of argument than logical argument, which only examines consistency from axiom, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn't the case or rhetoric which is a technique of persuasion. Though logical consistency, factual accuracy and some degree of emotional appeal to the audience are important elements of the art of persuasion, in debating, one side often prevails over the other side by presenting a superior "context" and/or framework of the issue, which is far more subtle and strategic.

In a formal debating contest, there are rules for people to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will interact. Informal debate is a common occurrence, the quality and depth of a debate improves with knowledge and skill of its participants as debaters. Deliberative bodies such as parliaments, legislative assemblies, and meetings of all sorts engage in debates. The outcome of a debate may be decided by audience vote, by judges, or by some combination of the two. (Of course, this implies that facts are based on consensus, which is not factual.) Formal debates between candidates for elected office, such as the leaders debates and the U.S. presidential election debates, are common in democracies."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate

Polland's show is for his amusement only. There's no amount of debate to it

Anonymous said...

9:01am
Then why did Anderson agree to be on it? Why let yourself get set up like that?

Anonymous said...

anon 9:01,

Semantics aside, Mike Anderson's Q&A "performance" was piss poor and your defense underscores that reality.
Give me a break--if you think Gary Polland was a big meanie to Mike Anderson you should ask Kelly Siegler how "fairly" she was treated by the Harris County Republican insiders in '08.

Cletus said...

Did someone really run to Wikipedia for the definition of "debate?" The level of intellectual dialogue on this blog is simply outstanding.

Anonymous said...

You'd think that someone with the handle of Cletus could recpognize sarcasm, no?

Anonymous said...

I'm going thru withdrawal waiting for something new from Murray....

Anonymous said...

Murray is in a trial now.

Anonymous said...

Most workplaces are like a tree full of monkeys. Those at the top of the tree look down and see all those smiling faces. Those at the bottom look up and see nothing but assholes. I must point out that my workplace is more like a zoo in an asylum...