August 30, 2003

Steyn of course...

..."Well, all right," I said, "but do we have to disparage the whole Mars thing? I'm incredibly moved whenever I contemplate the vast unending emptiness of space."

"Tell me about it," said Ron. "I worked on BBC News 24."

"I mean, as a matter of objective reality, Mars is out there, approximately 34 million miles from Earth. So the central claim of our report that Alastair Campbell faked the whole thing is itself fake."

"Well, it's fake in the very narrow sense of being not true. But in the broader climate of general concern about the Government's credibility it's perfectly legitimate."

"Yes, but we created the broader climate of general concern about the Government's credibility," I pointed out."... (read more here)

Now where else have we encountered that sort of reasoning lately?

Posted by John Weidner at August 30, 2003 1:38 PM
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