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Monday, September 05, 2005

Isn't It Ironic?

This is just beautiful. The State Department has a link on their website to help you identify "misinformation."
If a story fits the pattern of a conspiracy theory or urban legend, it may not be trustworthy. For example, a government investigation has proven that the government didn't lie when it said that—contrary to some conspiracy theorists——a jetliner did indeed strike the Pentagon, and to ask to see the video footage from the myriad surveillance cameras would be fitting the pattern of a conspiracy theory.
It ends by informing the reader that there is a "counter-misinformation team" that will be happy to break your . . . um, would be happy to give you the low-down on any controversial story that's bothering you.
(Oh, and a note to Democrats: this sort of thing ain't gonna go away when Hillary is sworn in.)

9 Comments:

Blogger Steph said...

When I think of the biggest source of "misinformation" it's, um, the government? And their media. Is omission still misinformation?

I think that page should simply read:

"Dear American Public,

Don't be stupid.

TTFN!!"

8:22 AM  
Blogger Monkey said...

LOL Stephanie. Very good. Brief and to the point.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

How to spot misinformation: a politician's lips are moving.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Misinformation? I'm thinking female ejaculation is the latest.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Um, yeah. There's that, too.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

That was so last year...

10:04 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

You wouldn't think that female ejaculation would ever go out of style, but "to everything there is a season."

10:37 PM  
Blogger Davis said...

Turn, Turn......

8:35 PM  
Blogger Davis said...

(over).

That's all......

8:35 PM  

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