"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Friday, November 18, 2016

On the "Fake News" Controversy

“Perhaps an editor might begin a reformation in some such way as this. Divide his paper into four chapters, heading the first, Truths; the second, Probabilities; the third, Possibilities; the fourth, Lies. The first chapter would be very short, as it would contain little more than authentic papers and information from such sources as the editor would be willing to risk his own reputation for their truth. The second would contain what, from a mature consideration of all circumstances, his judgment should conclude to be probably true. This, however, should rather contain too little than too much. The third and fourth should be professedly for those readers who would rather have lies for their money than the blank paper they would occupy.”

I must say that with my friends on the left, if I only got my information from their "trusted" sources, I would think and vote as they do. I don't disagree about what they know, only about what they don't.

1 comment:

bellisaurius said...

lol. I'd buy that paper. I don't mind biases, I just like to have them clearly labelled, which is usually done by branding, or having an editorial voice.