Last week, News with a View, an anthology of essays edited by Burton St. John and Kristen Johnson appeared. In it is an essay of mine, "The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity as Post-Responsibility," an examination of some of the "journalism" of Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe. Two weeks and a day before publication … Continue reading Breitbart and O’Keefe: The Legacy
When someone says:I had no dog in this fightLook out! What they are saying is that they do (or did), but don't want to admit it. Personally, I have never seen any claim of impartiality that proved true. I know, that's a blanket statement, and I am sure instances could be dredged up where someone … Continue reading "No Dog In This Fight"
"Split the difference": that's what passes, more and more, for objectivity. One person takes one position, another an opposing on. The truth, the crier for 'objectivity' pleads, must be somewhere in the middle.Must it?If you answer 'yes,' then you will be forced to accept that 'objective' views change, that they are simply vectors between beliefs. … Continue reading Objects and Objectivity