But Whose Truth Must We Tell?
Now here’s an interesting, disturbing idea:
Undoubtedly you’ve heard the calls for a return of the Fairness Doctrine. Listen, I am so sick and tired of “fair and balanced” as the next person yet I believe in separation of press and state.
Hmmm. What to do…what to do?
I got it!
How about reversing the court decision that actually states the media is not legally required to tell the viewer the truth!
As Northeastern conservatives are particularly well trained to understand, based on experience walking deep in the heart of bizarro country and often (for those of us who’ve gone through a political conversion of some degree) a memorable period of discovering that everything you thought you knew about the world was wrong, the concept of “telling the truth” is not immune to spin and relativity. For effectiveness and accuracy, no legal policy will ever match habits of discerning credibility and applying common sense. Indeed, a government stamp can numb the drive to exercise those two knacks.