How Facts Backfire


Paul's picture

An interesting article, but the bias is everywhere. For example, the obvious whack of this gatekeeper of information at the "information glut" available with the Internet. Or, the notion that in a study quoted, the correct answer is that only 1% of the federal budget is welfare. This is only possible if welfare is defined so tightly as to be meaningless - thus Socialist Security and Medicare are supposedly not welfare, school programs and college loans are supposedly not welfare, corporate welfare is not welfare.

It's like he's pining for the good old days when the newspapers could tell people the "truth" and people actually believed them. Sorry old chap, those days are gone. And good riddance.