Thursday, June 22, 2006

Baloney Gets Sliced In The Information Age

Here's a lovely example of how quick the blogosphere has become at spotting "invented truth". White House Press Secretary Tony Snow floats some baloney and it gets popped like a balloon.

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall June 21, 2006 01:17 PM: "
(June 21, 2006 -- 01:17 PM EDT)

Okay, back on Monday we discussed Tony Snow's comments about how if polls had been taken during World War II's Battle of the Bulge people would probably have been pushing for a change in the course of the war as they are now in Iraq.

That's actually an insult to the American people generally, as well as the men who fought World War II and those who supported them on the homefront.

In any case, Snow clearly believes he can get away with this malarkey because he thinks polls weren't taken at the time.

But he's wrong. They were taking them. And they pretty clearly belie Snow's whole point. ..." (link to full story, with charts)

Historical research that used to require twenty years of study now takes 20 hours for the group-mind blogosphere.

The sooner the embarrassment, the truer the utterer's words will become.

History judges even as we speak.


Blogger Dan McIntyre said...

If you ask questions, how can anyone contradict you?

Are questions closer to truth than statements?

Formal logics are built of statements. Could a logic be built of questions?

9:41 PM, July 22, 2006  

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