Monday, December 15, 2008

Reverse News

The news has long bothered me for a fairly simple reason, it purports to inform us, but it usually winds up misleading us grotesquely. Not because the things the news reports are false, but because they are only a small slice of the truth. And if all we see on a regular basis is the most strange and shocking slices of the truth, in the process our picture of the whole truth has become badly distorted. So, today I thought it would be fun to pretend to be newscasters who do the opposite: report on the vast majority of the truth of any subject rather than only the most captivating exceptional cases.

No comments: