Yeah. I mean, the one thing I agree with Tom on is that we shouldn't just reject something from Fox News on the basis that it's from Fox News. Likewise, he shouldn't just reject something from, say, Media Matters (O Reiley
: MEDIA MATTERS!) on the basis of it being from Media Matters.
Poltifact is full of shit when they bitch about the Echo Chamber. The echo chamber is not a problem by virtue of its being an echo chamber. The echo chamber is a problem by virtue of its reinforcing falsehoods. Having true reasonable positions be reinforced is not a problem. Having false reasonable positions rejected is not a problem.
It's like saying "Teach the controversy!" on the topic of evolution, and objecting to academics only hanging out with academics, and not listening to creationists. It's absurd.
edited 25th Dec '11 7:44:04 AM by TheyCallMeTomu