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Subject: Re: Fact-checking the fact checkers Date: 10/10/2012 3:52 PM
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I don't really believe anything from the Cato Institute. If that establishment were unbiased, I would tend to read their reports, but they are biased.

Donna


There's usually some bias in any report. It's important to read reports from various sources to obtain a reasonably accurate view on a subject. A bigger problem than bias is dishonest reporting or omission of important data. I read Cato regularly and I am not aware of any incidence where Cato was guilty of either practice - although I'm sure they're not perfect in this regard. On the other hand, the mainstream media seems to be regularly guilty of these practices - most notably the New York Times. Yet I do occasionally read the New York Times and I also occasionally read columns by authors who hold drastically different views from my own. Sometimes, it can be illuminating when one sees the errors of fact, logic or omission.

I think you do yourself a disfavor and introduce error and bias into your own views by excluding a highly reputable source such as Cato.


dave
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