Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quote for the Day

From Gene Lyons, food for thought for those who think political beliefs are arranged along a spectrum, with “truth” lying somewhere near the middle:

“Sometimes, see, Goldilocks can't find the porridge that's just right. Sometimes, when two sources tell very different stories, the truth doesn't lie somewhere between them. Often, somebody's lying.”


The Tarquin said...


And sometimes they're both lying. Or mistaken. Or just taking two possible valid stances from a large set of viable stances.

Or they could both stand to gain from keeping people polarized.

Citizen Jane said...


Sometimes all those things are possible.

Always depending, of course, on what's meant at any given time by "the two sides."

Six said...

Love the quote! And well said Tarquin!