Friday, 20 May 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn IV and serial misinformation.

I know I whack on about Flat Earth News and how we should be on the alert for misinformation in the press and other media, but one detail of this whole DSK farrago should set our alarm bells ringing, that of the personal status of the cleaning lady. On one day alone I was informed by so-called 'quality' news outlets, that she was variously married, single, seperated, divorced and widowed. It's nothing against her, but if the clarions of our daily information can't even agree on this one simple point, how can they be trusted to reliably convey infinitely more complex facts?

Now the Silver Shagger has got his armed-guard enforced bail, maybe the world's media can concentrate on something else to lie about, at least until September 8th when his case comes up.

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