UPDATE: Rumble 2012 review

UPDATE:  Rumble 2012 review—-fake news vs. real news

 

Last night I was watching the Nate Silver interview on The Daily Show (10/17/2012, see http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-17-2012/exclusive—nate-silver-extended-interview-pt–1 and follow the links for the web-only portions as well), and heard an Actual Guy Who Knows Things making the same point I reached by the end of my review of the O’Reilly/Stewart debate:  that the 24 hour news cycle has erased the distinction between “fake news” and “real news.”  I think I can safely say, read my review:  there’s something worthwhile in it.

As a philosopher, I’m interested in the whole process of distilling “truth” from “facts,” and how we can, should and do navigate our way through the Disinformation Age.  Any thoughts?

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