Tuesday, October 25, 2016

False equivalence explained

One of the most annoying things about this presidential campaign, or politics in general in this country, is the false equivalence between the two sides that the media has invented, and that has become an ingrained part of our national consciousness and vocabulary. How often have you heard, "Both sides do it!"?

But, in fact, both sides don't do it, and pretending that two things are equal doesn't make it true. Facts are still facts, even in 2016.

Jen Sorensen's four-panel cartoon skewers the utter ridiculousness of the concept.


Two. More. Weeks.

4 comments:

  1. In my house we call this "the voice of reason." The voice of reason is a highly respected quality and gets called upon when anyone is just being too stupid. Good one Dorothy!

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    1. We need more reason and less knee-jerk thinking in our lives.

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    1. I thought it very succinctly explained much about this political season.

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