Before I start talking about that vitamin study you all want to know about, I want to say a few words about MSNBC and FOX NEWS.
Trust me, it’s relevant.
No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, I’m
sure you’ll agree that cable news has become extremely shrill
and highly partisan. Both MSNBC and FOX may agree on the
facts they are reporting but then spin them in an entirely different
way to reach entirely different conclusions. Each political
argument is founded on certain “if’s, ands and maybes”; i.e.
this policy will lower (or raise) the debt assuming certain projections
(such as medical costs or unemployment) are in fact
true. Different researchers come up with very different projections
(just read the Wall Street Journal stock advice columns!)
Depending on whose projections and figures you use, even
well-intentioned honest people can come to very different conclusions.