Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
Yes, I know he lied Prank Monkey, and he wasn't perfect and did bad things. I just like to check the source of all the information I read. Just a
habit of mine.
then whats the point? if you already know these things are true...nevermind. i know why you do this...i just thought i'd point it out for everyone
else to see.
You see, when people quote facts and figures, especially when it is a litany of things with a political agenga, all of it may not be true, or only
half true and spun a certain way. For example, If you read a fact or figure, and it was from the DNC or the RNC, you may want to look into some more,
to see what level of spin it has. ('Spin' meaning slanted a certain way, with a certain bias) And when people just cut and paste facts and figures,
sometimes it's a lazy way to make a point, without actually checking all of the info yourself. Unfortunately, by the time we get information,it
isn't pure, it's been tainted by an agenda. Believing in things blindly, without checking out the facts, is very dangerous. It can lead to poor
decisions that affect your life. Just as an experiment, just say, for a week, look at where what you read comes from. I mean if you read the
newspaper, or something on the internet, look to see where they
got it. I bet you will be surprised, and you may learn something new about
something you thought you already knew.