[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sun Nov 15 23:49:26 GMT 2020



------ Original Message ------
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.
>
>Joel
Personally, I trust _The New York Times_. They do a modicum of 
fact-checking before printing anything.

Harvey
>




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