You know how you sometimes read the first paragraph of a story in the newspaper, and you know that you don't need to read any further?
Here's an example, from today's NYTimes:
As anxiety spread in Congress on Wednesday over soaring oil prices, lawmakers in both parties said they were ready to take a tough look at oil and gas incentives they passed as recently as eight months ago.
Well, they're ready to serve up tough sound bites, anyway. Maybe even a photo op with some tough-looking banner in the background.
Next story, please.