Bobby Harrison – Barbour gets undeserved criticism on oil spill

JACKSON, Jun 09, 2010 (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) —
Every little action, every comment is analyzed to death in the modern world of politics.

The president is not showing enough emotion. He should have spent the night on the Coast instead of just visiting for the day.

True, it often is the media doing much of the analysis. And true, a good, thoughtful analysis of a situation serves a valuable purpose. But by the same token, a good, thoughtful analysis should include more than isolated comments.

Too often, people in my business — on both sides of the political spectrum and current company included — nitpick and analyze singular comments made at a specific time instead of looking at the whole of a person’s comments and actions.

Hurting tourism

Gov. Haley Barbour has come under criticism in some media outlets for bemoaning the fact that the massive Gulf of Mexico oil leak is hurting tourism on the Mississippi Coast.