Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The latest from Wikileaks

Some people are making note that among the revelations in the latest Assange release is the fact that the CIA can forge digital footprints and therefore make their malware appear to have come from the Russians. They are therefore using this discovery to suggest that Russia didn't really work in concert with the Trump campaign.

The trouble with this comes from thinking it though.

We are now to believe that the CIA itself worked tirelessly to elect Donald Trump so they could immediately turn on him and work to undermine his Presidency by selectively leaking their own strategy. I wonder why I didn't think of that!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The trouble with bias.

A Facebook friend recently suggested that if he swaps the identities of people in news stories and it changes his reaction to the story then it's a sign of bias on his part. here is my response: The trouble with that whole exercise is that there is no mythical center wherein truth lies. While politicians from all parties can get in trouble for similar reasons (self dealing and lying), there are issues where one party or the other is just flat out wrong in their beliefs. Your views are not biased if they are based in ascertainable factual information.