Thursday, June 17, 2010
America the Stupid: President Obama's Speech too Complicated
Language mavens exchange words over Obama's Oval Office speech
Language experts weighed in Thursday after poring over the nearly 2,700 words of President Obama's Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil disaster.
"It was straightforward and easy to understand," said Ron Yaros, assistant professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, referring to the explanations of the crisis and its possible solutions. He divided the speech into 1,200 "idea units," each of which represents a point the president was trying to make. . .
Read more at: CNN