Saturday, December 21, 2019

Avoiding Error

Scott Johnson at Power Line does a column on the need, mostly unfulfilled as yet, for the Legacy Media to do their mea culpas on all the times they alleged as true things the Mueller and Horowitz reports later showed to be false. His subtext: don’t hold your breath waiting for these to happen.

This reminds me to return to a theme I’ve harped on before, namely the need to be extra skeptical of alleged things you wish were true. We could almost write this as a Law: The more you want something to be true or false, the more you should question if it is fact.

The bottom line is to wait for.facts or label what you say/write as supposition or speculation.