To compare or to contrast

Dahr Jamail and Michael Totten are reporting on the same war, the same groups of people, the same country, the same armies. Both are also photographers.

Can both be reporting true things? Yes.
Can both be offering a perspective that has some value? Yes
Can both be useful in our personal evaluation of the occupation? Partly.

Can both be unbiased in reporting…ahhh, now that is hard to answer. Since we all filter information a second before reading information, how does one avoid shooting oneself in the foot with ‘knowledge’ filtered for our own persuasions (survival imperatives) and self-interest? Out of billions of bits of data, we tend to notice only a few at a time, one at a time.

Best not to talk to one’s own reflection all the time.

Comments (0) | |