Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Facts, Schmacts

Newsweek's Evan Thomas, speaking of the Duke non-rape case:

"We just got the facts wrong. The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong."

That reminds me. I worked as a reporter one summer. I got the facts wrong about a fire once. Being a strict sort of guy, the editor was not pleased, and seemed to think I had the story wrong.

As for the facts, be flexible.
Bend them to fit the narrative.
Reality is optional,
The party line is imperative.

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