From Language Log:
Fox News…has decided to count first-person pronouns in every speech Obama gives. Thus “The I’s Have It: Obama Hits 34 I’s in Washington D.C.”, FOXNews.com, 2/7/2010:
Much attention has been given to President Obama’s persistent use of “I” when giving speeches to sell his administration’s agenda. Is he taking responsibility — or, as his critics say, is he still in campaign mode? FoxNews.com is tracking the president’s speeches all this month and will report back after each to see whether The “I’s” Have It.
The article goes on to show that Fox News and their Anti-Obama cohorts left one little nugget of info out of their “analysis”:
Obama’s use of ‘I’ is far lower than Palin, Boehner, and a whole slew of Republicans; And, his use of ‘We’ is far higher than theirs.
Read the entire article.