Monday, November 23, 2009

Is Truth True Before the New Yorks Times Declares It?

If a tree falls in the woods

There is a hierarchy to reading the New York Times - A-1, far-right column and above the fold. That is when a story is important. The New York Times has just discovered that the interest on the National Debt is greater than the stimulus package in size, and that we are in trouble just on current spending. It is A-1, above the fold. Does this mean that it is just now true? Or was it true when the doomsayer Glenn Beck warned us about it?

And now CNBC announces that the "real unemployment" is is 17.5%. If you listen to conservative talk radio, you have known that for a while. Now, finally, the liberal side is beginning to acknowledge what the other side has been saying. What does that tell you - about the nature of truth? And about the nature of those who bring news to you?

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