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Friday, April 20, 2018

"What is Truth?"

For John, BLUFSince I moved up here to Massachusetts I have also come to have my doubts about The Boston Globe.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

The newspaper’s ‘fake news’ about books

From National Review, by Mr Dennis Prager, 17 April 2018.

Mr Prager, a published author, starts out as follows:

About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth.  They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth.

I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half.

Here is but one more example: the New York Times best-seller list.

As a writer (who, for the record, had a previous book on that list), I have long known it isn’t a best-seller list, and I don’t pay attention to it.  But I paid attention last week to see whether my recently published book, which opened up on Amazon as the second-best-selling book in America, was on the list.  It wasn’t.

It isn't like all the news is fake, but one has to be careful.  As with all research, one needs to include control groups, just to be sure.

In the old days,s before I retired retired I would buy the Sunday Edition of The Old Gray Lady, mostly for MoDo's column and the Book Review.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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