Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The best comment on the media evar!

Not Mark Shea's article about Human Toothaches Who Happen to be Atheists (though in my experience there is a strong cross-section) but a comment left during the ensuring discussion:
TMLutas: It is quite common to see thoughtful people believe in the media narrative in every area except for areas where they have personal expertise. There, they know that the media is babbling more often than not. But it is much less common to extend this very common observation that the media are getting a lot of things wrong and the narrative is also very often wrong in areas where you don’t have the facts at hand to check and correct for them. To do so is to strike out into deep waters without a backup plan. It is very scary but it unfortunately is true. We have an awful media that does not gather basic facts well and we are largely living our lives informed by narratives that are at least as likely to be wrong as they are to be right.

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