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"Facts" or "Truth"?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by goalmouth, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    What, again, is journalism's purpose? As Indiana Jones said, "Archaeology is the search for fact...not truth. If it's truth you're interested in, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall."

    So I disagree with this pixel jockey:

  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    If you want the facts, buy a newspaper.

    If you want the truth, read a novel.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2020
  3. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    You disagree with this "pixel jockey" because of fucking semantics?

    You know damn well he was getting at, and there's plenty of definitions of truth that pertain to factual accuracy without delving into philosophical or religious issues.

    And if you want to get into a semantics debate, my favorite religion professor always said there's truth and there's Truth.
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  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hard to find an appropriate newspaper thread to ask a question but this thread suffices ...

    Should an "independent" newspaper apply for, and receive, a town loan from one of its coverage towns?
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