Some Time On Earth (Or Something Like Earth)

Saturday, August 06, 2005

mindless skepticism is mainly an excuse for ignorance. the average daily newspaper reader can't keep a consistent thought in his head for two minutes. at best they're armchair reactionaries. at worst they're hypocritical armchair reactionaries. When a recent survey asked if the government should have the right to limit the press in reporting a story, an appalling 68 percent said either "always," "sometimes," or "rarely." Only 29 percent said "never." Let's hope the First Amendment never comes up for a vote. By the way, even the people who denounce the New York Times as the bible of liberals ultimately get most of their useful news from it.

most of all of above freelifted, shaved and p-sided from

Why I Don't Trust Readers
Jack Shafer
5 aug 2005 4:35pm


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