cynicism, journalism, politics

More information /= more facts?

Your Monday morning downer from fellow Dukie (grad school, anyway) Brendan Nyhan:

“In journalism, in health [and] in education we tend to take the attitude that more information is better, and so there’s been an assumption that if we put the correct information out there, the facts will prevail,” Nyhan says. “Unfortunately, that’s not always true.”

via The Death Of Facts In An Age Of ‘Truthiness’ : NPR.


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