We’re Glad, Too: The last line of this Robert Lloyd review of Coma, an HBO docu about traumatic brain injury is, “Mostly, you just think, ‘I’m glad it isn’t me.'” We felt the same way — but about reviewing it. We’re glad it wasn’t our assignemnt; the show sounds unbearably depressing.
Bad Choices: No, we’re not talking about Bush commuting Libby’s sentence. We get that: The guy looks out for his pals. We’re talking about the LAT’s decision to post a weirdly worded poll on its News Analysis piece asking readers to vote if they “agree with Pres. Bush that 30 months in federal prison is excessive for telling a lie?” When you phrase it that way, then, yes, 30 months in the slammer for “telling a lie” does seem excessive — Okay, Okay! You really do look fat in that dress. And also, who cares what readers think on this topic? If this is what passes for interactive, newspapers really are doomed.
Big Brother’s Got Game: The Nielsen Co. will begin tracking the games people play on their PlayStation consoles. We expect some sad, sad statistics to start pouring out.