When you run out of news, do a stupid survey

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 10.30.34 AMFrom the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

By Phil Riske, managing editor

Coolidge and Eloy worst places to live. Really?

Phoenix and Gilbert best places to live? Really?

Roadsnacks.com says so in its assessment of Arizona cities and towns.

Instead of being lapdogs to what we’ll call the “surveynerds,” the media should turn a deaf ear to all the insipid surveys, ranging from “Who Has the Best Hamburger on the Planet” to “What Most Women Want out of a Dust Mop” to Best Places to Give the Homeless Money without Being Seen.”

This is not to say there are no valid (within the margin of error) polls and surveys out there, but they are conducted with proven scientific methods and usually impart information valuable to society.

We wonder if roadsnacks,com got a speeding tickets in Coolidge, or if the cop in Gilbert just issued a warning.

What these roughshod surveys do is fill news holes created by lazy news outlets that should be featuring more substantive information. With their highly questionable results, these reports serve to anger chambers of commerce, please those who benefit from the results (Are they paying for the surveys?) but other than create waste-of-time conversations, serve no useful purpose.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery survey conducted Aug. 1 shows it takes an extremely large dog to weigh one ton, and no one in Arizona owns one.


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August 2015