Saturday, February 16, 2019
Overheard at Table 3: Facts Ain't Neither Left Nor Right
40 goddam years of being told that there are two sides to every story, in the way that there is a Left and a Right side to every story, and we've all had to be force-fed this bullshit that the "Right" needs to have their side of the story told.
That's the only thing Fox News was made for.
That's the only reason why you have shit like Rush Limbaugh, who gave birth to shit like Breitbart, and Infowars and that Alex Jones psychotrash.
Simple fact is the truth is the truth and facts is fact and there ain't nothing Left nor Right about it.
A company either dumped toxic shit into the river or it did not. That's not a Left/Right story. Companies dump toxic shit into rivers. Makes 'em turn bright orange and glow in the fucking dark.
Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Texas are growing in size and frequency. That's a fact. That's not Right or Left. They are. Fact fact fact fucking fact. Now, we can all fight about whether fracking has caused that, and I can argue that more fracking equals rise of earthquakes and you can say correlation is not causation and that's all fine and dandy, but it's not a Left/Right, there is no "Left side of fracking debate" versus "Right side of fracking debate" Let's find out what's causing the damn earthquakes and call it a day.
But let's not keep acting that there are two sides to these stories. Because that keeps us all from seeing what's right in front of our eyes.