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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:25 PM
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20. I like how he drew parallels with the misrepresentations about Iraq
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:27 PM by Lisa
He pointed out that most Americans believe untruths about the Iraq War (WMDs found, Saddam involved in 9/11, etc.) -- so just because most people happen to support an explanation, it doesn't make it true. (Although I imagine it might be a criterion for "truthiness", perhaps?)

"Truth by consensus" actually becomes a plot point in the recent film "Manderlay" -- after people in a community decide to their official vote, based on a vote for what time they think it is.
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