Wednesday, September 15, 2004

CBS Epistemology

Scuttlebutt in the blogosphere is that the CBS News press release, now re-re-scheduled for 5 pm, will declare the documents to be forgeries but the content to be accurate. (See Allahpundit, Ace of Spades, etc.)

Ok kids, we are now leaving Intro to Journalism and entering Philosophy 101: Theories of Knowledge. If the prediction is correct CBS News will be arguing that regardless of evidence or even in the lack of evidence, the staff at CBS News have non-material access to the Truth. CBS journalists can 'discover' or 'reveal' the essence of reality without perceiving any object or event in the physical world. This is called mysticism.

If that is the CBS News press release then it is no longer a journalistic enterprise but a cult, a Temple of Spiritual Truth, a Church of the Higher Knowledge.

This makes Dan Rather a televangelist. Can you feel the power?


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