Until the Facts Are In

The news this week was dominated by prediction and hope. It has been a prime opportunity for SPIN. It may seem like there was lots of news, but really, there was pretty much only talk!

Start with the Zimmerman / Travon Martin case. The study has not been done; we don’t know who did what.

The Supreme Court heard arguments about the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare. Hearing arguments is not a decision, but it certainly is interesting.

Will Israel bomb Iraq?

Will North Korea get crazy?

Does Raul or Fidel Castro get along with the Pope?

Will Obama face Romney or Santorum?

Every one of these issues was prime territory for everyone with an opinion or a wish to make their case, and rally others to their side. Are you seeing through the fog?

I’m doing my best to be patient.


About Jim

I've been leading outdoor environmental education in the YMCA since the 1970s. I love teaching nature, history, current events, being a dad, fixing stuff, groups, and general thinking.
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One Response to Until the Facts Are In

  1. JP says:

    You illustrate well the problem with 24 hour “News” channels. Even when their is nothing to talk about they have to fill time and they glom on to one or two stories and cover nothing else (strange, but true, given they have 24 hours in a day). I still haven’t seen the news channels cover the bizarro story about the New York Department of Education. Maybe they did; I surely haven’t watched all 24 hours of their coverage. That would be reminiscent of the scene in the early Woody Allen movie “Sleeper,” where he wakes up in the future, and they show him ancient video of Nixon speeches and ask Allen who it was. They had concluded it must be what they made prisoners watch as punishment.
    And on the other hand, when are “all” the facts ever in on a given topic? It’s always a judgement call when to weigh in. It’s not a court case where the arguments are made and finally sent to the jury.

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