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Y'know, if I read a story critical of the new administration and saw it was sourced from al Reuters and an unnamed Pentagon source, my first thought would be, "fake news."

Now, it *may* be true (or some of the details might be, or none), but given the full-court press by obviously and even admittedly bent media... how can a person with any pretensions to wisdom believe any of it?   When all sources have an ulterior motive all the time, there are no sources... except in the olod Hundred Flowers/primitive First Amendment sense of trying to find the truth by sorting it out from among all the disparate, known-to-be-bent sources.

For a short time - maybe no time - Journalism was a high calling like Medicine, Engineering, or The Profession of Arms.  We're definitely back at No Time now.
(Bump)  Crikey!  Exiled to [Split]ville and still n0% warning level!  Huh
It didn't address the poem at all so a minor correction, that's all. When we warn it means we'd really rather ban, so be careful what you wish for. Big Grin
(02-05-2017, 01:23 AM)ellajam Wrote: [ -> ]It didn't address the poem at all so a minor correction, that's all. When we warn it means we'd really rather ban, so be careful what you wish for. Big Grin

Thanks, I'll make sure the connection is explicit in future rather than implied. Blush
(02-05-2017, 02:24 AM)dukealien Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-05-2017, 01:23 AM)ellajam Wrote: [ -> ]It didn't address the poem at all so a minor correction, that's all. When we warn it means we'd really rather ban, so be careful what you wish for. Big Grin
Thanks, I'll make sure the connection is explicit in future rather than implied. Blush
It seemed more a response to the post above it (which discussed the poem as well as the article) to me, tho I've been wrong before. If you actually reference the poem I don't have to figure out what is implied. Tongue Smile