Saturday, March 19, 2011

In Reply: Proving the allegations one makes isn't strictly a legal matter

In reply to How Political Lies Spread On The Left:
"Dude, I’ve been through this before — I’m STILL banned from DailyKos for saying that it seemed to me that John Edwards might be having an affair.

This isn’t a court of law — it’s my opinion. I’m not going to pre-retract."

Proving the allegations one makes--and retracting them, if one cannot--isn't strictly a legal matter, Lee. It's the basis of good quality reporting. It's often the difference between fact and fiction, objective truth, and subjective opinion.

If you're saying that all these liberal blogs are lying about this story is nothing more than your opinion, and based on little more than your own biases, I guess that's your prerogative... But even so, folks should still judge those opinions based on the backing evidence you do (or fail to) present in support of them. And I've no doubt, all the readers who come here will, with all your new friends sure that "they" are all liars (being progressives, n'all... It seems to go without saying, or any need of backing evidence at all) and all the rest of us questioning the whats, the whys and the hows, as I have...

Posted March 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm, LS blog time

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