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October 29, 2004

aai says: pull the plug on the exit polling pool

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:54 pm

The American Antitrust Institute is again calling for a breakup of the big-media joint venture that puts

all exit polling eggs in one basket.  Renamed Voter News Service Risks Another Failure (Oct. 29, 2004)

 


off button n  “[O]n two previous occasions all the major media combined their exit polling operations

into one organization that had spectacular failures. Now they are doing it again, except that they have re-

named their joint operation the “National Election Pool.” The American Antitrust Institute reiterates

its call for competition in the exit polling market, and again urges the antirust enforcers to investigate

whether the cooperating media organizations are violating the antitrust laws.”

(See our post-election update.)

 

sitting on her eggs
the chicken admires
the peony

 











the chicken stares
at the man…
a long day

 

 

 Issa, translated by David G.                                                                                                                  rooster sil neg

 


  • postscript (8 P.M.)  Have you noticed that the Fool has not made it to his Forest much lately?  It seems that “Real Life” has been keeping George Wallace from his fun/artsy Fool weblog, and from the insurance-oriented Declarations & Exclusions.  Despite having clients to serve, George managed to find time to be interviewed by Insurance Journal, [Blogging the Insurance Law, Oct. 26, 2004] and the audio of the interview can be found here.   George blows his own horn, here.


    • rooster sil George “tells IJ why he started the blog, who reads it, and why his may just be the beginning of a trend in online insurance communication.”   It’s an interesting conversation with a dulcet-toned, sagacious “fool.”  One complaint:  George keeps saying “blogs”, despite having eschewed the term for aesthetic purposes in cyberspace.  He also calls Walter Olson a lawyer, but probably won’t have to fear a defamation suit from the litigatiphobic Olson.

6 Comments

  1. I knew my errors would not escape your eagle eye, David. Thanks for keeping me honest. I spinelessly succumbed to the peer pressure: my interlocutor called them “blogs” so I did the same.

    P.S., I included this fine site among the recommendations that I e-mailed to the Insurance Journal. Their failure to include it in the links accompanying the interview reflects poorly on the judgment of Main Stream Media.

    Comment by George Wallace — October 30, 2004 @ 1:39 pm

  2. I knew my errors would not escape your eagle eye, David. Thanks for keeping me honest. I spinelessly succumbed to the peer pressure: my interlocutor called them “blogs” so I did the same.

    P.S., I included this fine site among the recommendations that I e-mailed to the Insurance Journal. Their failure to include it in the links accompanying the interview reflects poorly on the judgment of Main Stream Media.

    Comment by George Wallace — October 30, 2004 @ 1:39 pm

  3. No way am I taking responsibility for keeping any lawyer honest.
    As for IJ‘s omission: I think they were just trying to insure their good reputation, despite having to compromise on good taste.  (Did you remind them of our McCarran-Ferguson Act coverage?)

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 30, 2004 @ 1:49 pm

  4. No way am I taking responsibility for keeping any lawyer honest.
    As for IJ‘s omission: I think they were just trying to insure their good reputation, despite having to compromise on good taste.  (Did you remind them of our McCarran-Ferguson Act coverage?)

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 30, 2004 @ 1:49 pm

  5. Interesting info

    Comment by Benny — September 2, 2005 @ 5:16 pm

  6. Interesting info

    Comment by Benny — September 2, 2005 @ 5:16 pm

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