Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Fake News

What’s the big deal about fake news? How much of the news that we get isn’t already at least partially fake?

Would you stake your life on the information you hear on talk radio? What about CNN? Fox? MSNBC?

I’m not aware of any news source that limits itself to the facts; I used to give that credit to NPR, but sadly they too place agenda above journalism.

Sometimes half-truths are worse than outright lies. You can skew logic by picking the facts support your position and ignoring anything that contradicts it.

The bottom line, in my humble opinion, is that the amateur news organizations have started using the same tools as the “professionals.”

As the Irish say, “More’s the pity.”