“Beltway sniper” won top honors for search hits this month on Rhetorica. “Jenny McTagarty” placed a close second. You’ll recall she is the fictional blogger Garry Trudeau created for his Doonesdury cartoon. In third place is the old standard “media bias.” Students account for the most variety in searches (most of my e-mail comes from students). They’re usually looking for information on various rhetorical terms and find their way to The Rhetorica Network through the Critical Meter.
Top searches for Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2004 are no surprise; they include: “presidential campaign,” “Al Gore speeches,” and “presidential rhetoric.”