Tuesday, May 11

Factcheck.org: a cure for lying?

It's perfectly legal to lie in the news.  Then money funds pseudo-science to back up those lies, and people start buying it.

Gack. There oughta be a law.

So where can one go for the straight truth?

Well, I was impressed by factcheck.org's review of the birther conspiracies, "Born in the USA."
Here, for example, is a hi-res photo of the birth certificate showing the raised seal.  And the article lays out the arguments, and debunks them effectively.

It won't change a true believer's mind, but it's an impressive piece of research work!  You go guys!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting phrase, "true believer". Does it mean they believe in truth? What if we called them avid believers?