The View From My Recliner
by Mr. I’van Idea
I Can Spell Veracity, But Can’t Be Certain I’ve Found It. The news on television is very confusing. From channel to channel, it’s becoming more and more difficult to determine who is liberal, progressive, moderate, or conservative. Could it be that they all share the same script but choose the parts to emphasize? The Internet isn’t much help, either.
Wow! A few years ago, I had no notion that the day would arrive when being an “armchair quarterback” and world news prognosticator could be so troublesome! I even wake up in the middle of the wee hours of the morning wondering what is true, and if anyone can be trusted be a purveyor of veracity.
My idea is to grab hold of an old Latin saying because “Cum Grano Salis” (“with a grain of salt”). I have to find ways to qualify every news report. What was the purpose of the report, who wrote it, how is it relevant, and where did it supposedly happen?
The view from my recliner can be very convoluted. In between naps, note taking, and bathroom trips, my job as a reporter reporting on reporters and their reports, is not easy. Too bad my recliner is not an easy chair.