Driver education, AEP linemen and statists in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Video lies are hard to detect
Robert Schultz (“Talking points are not synonymous with facts” commentary, July 1) helps us learn the truth about one incident where video shenanigans by the political right made it look as though, regarding his immigrant directive, President Obama believes he does not have the power to do what he did. Thanks for that very important information.
However, the conclusion Schultz draws isn’t the right one. He tells us all to “apply critical thinking to assess biases” and to “appraise a variety of viewpoints.” Sorry. No amount of critical thinking could have helped me in this situation.
Even though I do not trust Sean Hannity when he shows a video, then I must believe what I am seeing, despite the fact that it is from a source I do not trust. Hannity’s was not a viewpoint, it was not even bias. It was a lie. He knew it, and I didn’t.
How are we to know if information is not the truth? Critical thinking is not the solution. And, in this case, I didn’t need other viewpoints. The only remedies are people like Schultz who actually know the truth and can correct the lies.