Go ahead and laugh or e-laugh at any assertion that there has ever been such a thing as “objective reporting”

Journalism’s very definition is the peddling of subjective opinion — even if the opinion is closer to a true account of recent events than that of others — as though it is objective fact (recall this Jorge Luis Borges quote of minor solace: “It is venturesome to think that a coordination of words (philosophies are nothing more than that) can resemble the universe very much. It is also venturesome to think that of all these illustrious coordinations, one of them — at least in an infinitesimal way — does not resemble the universe a bit more than the others.”).


The doctor e-posted this entry on Day 702 of WWIII