Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Specter in the Media

"We know how to destroy people," Mr. Stern said, according to a person reading a transcript of the meeting. "It's what we do. We do it without creating liability. That's our specialty."

Hmmm, ever wonder about the character of some who are fiduciaries of information? I do. I don't assert that all media people are malicious, but in the Robertson/Weiner and Rashbaum article in the New York Times one could come to some preliminary conclusions. People like Mr. Stern at the NYPost exist, whether liberal or conservative.

How can we be sure of the things we read? What do you do to make sure you're not being hoodwinked?


At 3:00 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...


Draw on as many sources as possible, research the consensus of opinion on the matter and partly follow your own gut.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Read from as many sources as you can. And read history. Do not listen to presidential press briefings.

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


I especially like avoiding Prez press briefings!

At 7:23 AM, Blogger Davo said...

Look at rocks and stones, the birds and wildlife that come to visit my small backyard, and NEVER,EVER believe an american.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


Does that mean me too?

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Ditto to Daniel. Sometimes it's very difficult to know who's telling the truth. I guess that's when you rely on "gut instinct."


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