Sunday, February 04, 2007

I dunno -- is it just me? This takes up nearly a whole op-ed page in today's print New York Times. It's a brief summary of the reported death toll in Iraq in January accompanying a humongous chart.

Do you get anything out of that chart -- I mean, apart from "Wow, there really were a hell of a lot of people killed in Iraq in January"?

People sneer at USA Today for its charts, but there's frequently a massive, useless graphic on the Times op-ed page, especially on Sunday. Why? Ten gazillion bloggers out there and the Times can't find enough people to write interesting commentary?

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