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December 02, 2007


You can't expect Clark Hoyt to get all his facts right. He is, after all, a journalist.

Your noticing the error in his omission of Spinsanity points to a larger truth. The more one knows personally about the facts covered in a news story, the more one sees how imperfect news reporting is. The scary thing is, even though personal experience demonstrates that reporters consistently get facts wrong, oversimplify and misunderstand, we are obliged to rely on them for reporting of facts about things for which we have no personal knowledge. God he'p us.

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