September 29, 2008


So I finally realized that Movable Type (my blogging software) has stopped notifying me when people leave me comments. It used to send me an email and now it doesn't. Sad! But rest assured, I have now read your very valued comments--thank you!!

Strange thing number 2--it won't let me comment on my own entries. I get a message that my comment is held for moderation, except in my Movable Type software it doesn't show up for moderation so I can't approve my own comments. WTF? Maybe I spammed myself too often. We're working on it.

So back on my post on truthiness, my first comment was from my dad:

As always there are two sides to every story.

And my response that my software won't let me post is this--I understand that there are two sides to every story. However, in my entry, I was very careful to cite only sources that were independent and not related to either campaign (PolitiFact, FactCheck, newspapers, etc.). I deliberately did not use either candidate's websites as sources for precisely the reason that both candidates engage in spin.

Additionally, the article linked has to do with the McCain/Rick Davis/Freddie Mac thing, and the main thrust of the article seems to be that the New York Times is out to get McCain and distort the truth. First of all, I just don't buy the "Big Bad Liberal Media" argument any more than I bought the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" argument a decade ago in the Clinton Administration. But secondly, if the NYT is out to get McCain, it looks like Newsweek is in on it too. This article from Sep. 27th has further information on McCain/Rick Davis ties.

Also on the truthiness entry, fellow blogger Suzanne asks:

Hi Shelby,

I agree that there is a serious lack of truthfulness visible in our society, and in the campaigns. I respectfully ask, what do you make of this?


The "this" in question was a hyperlink to a Youtube video. Unfortunately, when I click on the link, I get an error from Youtube that the video has been removed. Suzanne, do you have another source for this, or a transcript of what was on the video? As Suzanne and I have very different political leanings, I would really like to see and comment on it. Thanks!

Posted by Shelby at September 29, 2008 12:23 AM

I'm curious why hasn't it come up yet that McCain was ONE of the Keating Five!!!??? How can we give the reigns of government to someone who was partly responsible for the downfall of the Savings and Loan industry???

Is the Obama camp merely taking the high road on this issue and leaving it out??

Posted by: Katrina R. at September 29, 2008 07:24 AM

I'm still looking for it Shelby.

Posted by: Suzanne :: Adventures in Daily Living :: at October 1, 2008 09:36 AM
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