A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Greg R_
Date: 2011 Sep 17, 11:36 -0700
|> BTW, what is the Daily Beast? is it left wing or right wing?|
Actually neither - they started out (probably with good intentions) a year or so ago as a news "aggregator", but over time have evolved into something closer to tabloidesque than aligned with any partisan politics.
They're ostensibly owned by Newsweek, but apparently don't seem to have much editorial oversight (or fact-checking) in place because lately they seem to publish as much salacious rumor and gossip as they do real news.
> If Hitler said "it's raining outside" you can't jump to the conclusion
> that it is NOT raining just because it was Hitler who made the statement.
Point taken, and the converse being that something supposedly reported by any "news" organization is not necessarily factually-accurate - these allegations may well prove to be accurate, but right now they're still at the "unproven" level and any accusations being leveled are just speculation at this point.
--- On Sat, 9/17/11, Gary LaPook <glapook---.net> wrote: