November 19th, 2001
The upside of rapid communications is that it so rapid. The downside is that it’s so rapid it discourages good fact-checking, which tends to produce “news” which misrepresents what was said, leading to faulty conclusions about what it means. Several of the folks who got it wrong retracted, but not all. Kudos to those who retracted
they’re their misrepresentations. Giant raspberries to the rest.
struck text above is because I made an error)