[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders
fishman at panix.com
Sun Nov 15 23:49:26 GMT 2020
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From: "Joel Polowin" <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
To: "lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Bcc: fishman at panix.com
Sent: 11/15/2020 6:39:27 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders
>Greg Hennessy <greg.hennessy at cox.net> wrote:
>>> Facebook is a medium. Information on it isn't stamped for reliability
>>> by that fact either way, any more than by any other medium.
>> Facebook is MUCH LESS RELIABLE than other media. NPR is
>> a medium. Guess which of the two I get my information from?
>An epidemiologist who happens to be writing on Facebook is more reliable
>than what you might hear from, say, a cooking show or whatever's
>replaced Prairie Home Companion for you on NPR. The determining factor
>isn't the medium; it's the originator of the material.
Personally, I trust _The New York Times_. They do a modicum of
fact-checking before printing anything.
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