Just the facts, please
August 10, 2022
Back in the old days when TV was only black and white, there was a program named Dragnet. A favorite phrase of Joe Friday, the main law enforcement officer in the series, was “Just the facts, ma'mm (or sir).” When he took witness statements, he wanted to eliminate all speculation and guessing.
In today’s world when we’re inundated by information from many sources, it can be difficult to weed out fact from fiction. How do we determine “just the facts?”
Kathleen Lourde, who serves as our second pair of eyes for all news stories, recently sent me an article addressing the problem....