Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Gate Keeper's of Truth are not always truthful

Greg Laden does not trust or the to give him the truth:, and Snopes have become sources of a special kind of truth for people around the world. Dedicated to undoing legend and independently analyzing political or other rhetoric, these and other sites, as well as various news segments and print media spots, are to be commended for their efforts to turn down the BS meter, which all agree has been running on high ever since the old days, when there was no BS at all.

(Which, of course, is an urban myth.)

However, what you may not know is that these sites are not necessarily politically neutral, can be quite biased (in non-political ways) about certain issues, and can be annoyingly FOS all on their own.

Amen to that. exaggerates the amount of dishonesty in politics because it is their interest to do so. In some instances, they would be better served to just state the facts, and let the politicians make the case as the the importance of those facts.