Skip to comments.GOP's Santorum draws tea party ire in Kansas
Posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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I’ve been critical of Santorum in the past too. It’s not like there’s another choice.
Amazing. I've said this EXACT thing, using almost these exact words, for years.
Most of us - really probably all of us - have no personal knowledge of the veracity of much of what we read in the paper. I'm certainly no exception.
But in the late 80's I was involved in the very very early days of the cellular business. I KNEW for a fact what the market share of the various handset manufacturers was. Had the hard data that had been obtained from people maintaining the infrastructure.
But I would read articles in both the general press and even in the trade press, showing market share numbers for various manufacturers....and they didn't even APPROACH reality. Not even close.
That left a profound impression on me. Because if I knew them to be so dreadfully wrong about this, why should I assume them to be any more accurate about other subjects where I didn't have personal knowledge?
It also made me permanently skeptical of pontificating "experts." There was one guy - I remember his name, but no point in repeating it here - who made a huge name for himself as the market seer and guru for the nascent cellular business. I'd read his stuff and laugh. He hadn't a CLUE what he was talking about! But he consulted and wrote newsletters for which people paid a pretty penny!
Throw in the political bias of which we're all well aware, and you're really as likely to get reliable information from your parking attendant as your local newspaper.
“...I will not vote for that loon, Santorum.”
All of our candidates have flaws. But when push comes to shove, I’ll vote for the GOP nominee in November - no matter who it is.
It’s Kansas. ...enough said.
Another factor is the utter stupidity of most reporters. The local reporters, who are just starting out, have no idea how anything in the real world works...I mean I’d bet most of them couldn’t tell you what bread is made out of...seriously, they are that clueless.
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