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In Reply to: RE: That's true to an extent posted by Chris from Lafayette on June 01, 2018 at 00:15:37
There can be only one provable truth, all else is untrue. Just as people who lie can no longer be called honest.
Your example sounds more like a partisan TV debate more than something where facts are established to advance understanding, perhaps to solve a common problem.
The historian can complain all he wants, cinema was never intended to write history. Might as well complain that a cow is not a pig.
You say that there can be only one provable truth. Well. . . sure. But, depending on what one's source is for "The News", one may not be getting the whole picture, IOW, the WHOLE truth. If you watch or read "The News" from various sources, you may come away with a much different perspective than if your news derives only from a single source - even though that single source may, in itself, may be perfectly true. It's the incompleteness that could leave a false impression, even though what's presented from any given single source may itself be factually correct.
...that's why it's important to get news from more than one reliable source so you can triangulate the real picture.
Reliable means factual - not necessarily that it agrees with your own biases.
But that's OK - my wife is a bit like that! ;-)
...the y-axis of the graph it discusses veracity (factualness).
Or if you go here and put your news source in, you can learn its bias and how factual it is.
In case you didn't know :-)
Then I understood you intention well, you were talking about TV news. Comparing multiple sources is always a good method for discerning the truth, I agree it can be hard to find in the middle of a cyber war.
By the way, the quoted critic sounds like a real full time pain in the ass. i hope that is just a pose to increase his presence in popular culture, and he really can go to the movies with his best girl and not have to make butt all the way through. THat would be pretty insecure for a man of his age and stature.
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