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Late Great Donald Blake 

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Subj: I think that's true by definition...
Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 at 02:19:56 pm EST (Viewed 203 times)
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Political disagreements seem to mostly stem from causes, remedies and outcomes. Two political parties might agree that crime is on the rise, but disagree on what the causes are, what we can/need to do about it, and what the results will be.

A “misinformationist” however, would knowingly and falsely say that crime is either on the rise or isn’t, whichever tactic benefits their agenda.

But I'd say that most information isn't usually a full invention of the data, it's usually a disagreement about what data counts and how to interpret it if it does count. And that's not even bearing in mind general context. But even by that definition I'd say the accusations against Rogan are pretty flagrant examples of special pleading. The lobbyists and pundits that regularly appear on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News regularly (though not exclusively) peddle misinformation that get far less careful scrutiny than a Rogan guest who turns out to be a Crank. I would argue by any measure the Chamber of Commerce and the US State department are open purveyors of misinformation, and I mean in the direct sense of misrepresenting data and in certain cases openly lying. Their political reps regularly appear on the cable channels and network news to VERY little scrutiny. I am worried that this interest in misinformation is fairly curiously selective and sudden.

---the late great Donald Blake

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