Monday, September 11, 2006

Ugh, it's 9/11: Why making up facts isn't the same thing as having an opinion

Yesterday I couldn't get any work done. Today I woke up feeling sick to my stomach.

Of course: it's 9/11.

And, because of that, we must endure endless, careless tributes, most of which aren't tributes at all, but political opportunities, barely disguised.

The most nauseating of these is the ABC miniseries and the controversy surrounding it. ABC has acknowledged that entire scenes are fiction, yet every conservative voice in the country is claiming that efforts to correct these factual errors are "censorship" and a violation of the first ammendment, an effort to silence an opinion that the liberals disagree with.

Here's something that they apparently missed in high school: opinions are made up of facts. Inventing facts does not constitute voicing an opinion. No wonder our nation's students are having such a hard time in their classes. What? I can't just make up an answer and claim its my opinion?

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