Friday, January 20, 2006

Eye of the beholder

I came across this article thanks to the good folks at Language Log. It's a good read, discussing the way truth seems to be shaped in our society. Here's an excerpt from the article that jumped out at me.

We live in a relativistic culture where television "reality shows" are staged or stage-managed, where spin sessions and spin doctors are an accepted part of politics, where academics argue that history depends on who is writing the history, where an aide to President Bush, dismissing reporters who live in the "reality-based community," can assert that "we're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality."

Bending the Truth in a Million Little Ways - New York Times

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