Monday, February 9

Slim Pickings

"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." --Mark Twain

1 comment:

rwbayview said...

Twain has it right (again). When you read/listen to reportage on something you know a little about, and discover how very wrong they consistently get it, it makes you (me!) completely skeptical of their reports on topics I know nothing about. (Lock-step "global warming" reportage is a classic example. cf Horner's Red Hot Lies)
It is striking how an intellectual and moral consensus in the media of a "democracy" (arising in the humanist flow) can then become as totalitarian and propaganda-oriented as in any dictatorship.
Give me "uninformed" every time.