The Frustration of Verbal Jousting

The Frustration of Verbal Jousting

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When is a fact NOT a fact?
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When is a fact NOT a fact?

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Submitted: January 28, 2017

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I just received a scary reminder of just how potent the Fox News Kool-Aid is. I got into a debate with a guy on a social media site, and he demanded proof of my assertion that Fox News News sometimes doesn't tell the truth to its viewers. So I Googled the topic, and came up with a long list of instances they had spread a falsehood. There were so many, that they couldn't all be sent, so I sent him six. He replied that they all came from 'liberal' newspapers, and so proved nothing.

 

They were all things I had seen reported on television. I mean, the guy is so deep in the Fox Bubble, he thinks that most newspapers and any T. V. network but Fox News is lying. If his premise were true, I have visions of powerful men in 1,000 dollar suits all gathering at a restaurant and agreeing all to lie to make Fox look bad over cocktails and expensive steaks with rice pilaf. If we can't even agree a fact is a fact, how are we supposed to debate?  


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