Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rational dialogue?

Though they had only a brief episode toward the end where they actually debated an issue - (the price of co-pays and premiums compared with higher taxes - last night's 'debate' between Michael Moore and Sanjay Gupta was rather silly.

And all it did was merely reinforce the skepticism I have for Moore, who is a man who employs misleading and over-the-top methods to bring light to serious issues. Gupta made the best points by saying he didn't necessarily disagree with Moore's take on the situation (and he actually praised Moore for making the movie), but stressed it wasn't appropriate to cherry-pick data and statistics and then frame them in a way was merely reinforces your pre-existing hypothesis.


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