Friday, August 29, 2008

Great Idea

A while back I was lauding the Fox Soccer Channel show, Premier League Fan Zone, where the announcer spots are filled by a fan form each of the two teams playing. It's usually hilarious and sometimes more insightful than listening to the regular announcers. Blogger Ryan at The Bellows suggests a similar tactic in a different application:

I don’t want to diminish the work of my journalist buddies, many of whom have written some really good, really insightful stuff on the speech. But I think that we’d get much more informative coverage by randomly selecting ten viewers and asking them to write what they thought of it.
An excellent idea! It could work one of two ways. Either you could actually select 10 random viewers and try to get a truer sense of the regular Joe reaction, or you could select 5 partisan Democrats and 5 partisan Republicans and play the whole thing more for entertainment value. In either case, it's probably better than what we get now.

Via Matt Yglesias.

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