On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 01:34:33PM +0000, fuzzbucket wrote:
> kevin lyda wrote:
> >the advice stays the same - take what you read online with a giant
> If I were to do that how would I be able to post indignant rants on a
> blog? We on the net love these little shitstorms no matter how made up
> they are - and we'll always remember them as true even after they've
> been thoroughly debunked!
This is what bothers me - about political debate, about a lot of things.
That even when the story is debunked, people go "it was true." This is
true in the Craig Shergold case for instance. Another classic case is
the belief that Roy Keane walked out of the Irish World Squad in 2002 -
a survey last year showed that 70% of the Irish population believed this
to be the case, despite the fact that Keane was sent home by Mick McCarthy.
I'm not sure what my point is - something along the lines of even that which
is generally agreed to be the case may not be. So be careful.
And I agree with Kevin - the response of the boingboing.net guy was a
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