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By Lou Marzeles

There's good news about good news gathering


It’s time to ask one basic question about how we get our information about the world’s state of affairs, which itself has a lot to do with the state of world affairs.

That question is: Do we care what the truth is?

This is different from asking if we care about what the truth means, whatever it turns out to be. But societal trends have been drifting a long time toward taking sides in what should constitute the truth. Of course people have preferences in lifestyle, religious beliefs, and the like; those preferences will lead toward preferences in what the truth ought to be. Even so, that’s still different from stating that the truth has to be one thing or another in the face of what...

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