Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reuters tests our brain power

Did you know that human beings use only 10 percent of their brains?  Of course you knew that because you've heard it repeated over a hundred times.  It's actually false.  A popular myth.  An argumentum ad nauseam -- something we've given up refuting because its been repetitively drilled into that 10 percent of our brain we use.

Did you know that the Turkish ship boarded by Israeli commandos was carrying aid for the people of Gaza?  Of course you knew that because you've read it in over one-hundred Reuters stories.  Like this one today:
Already strained by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's repeated criticism of the Jewish state's policies toward Palestinians, relations dived after Israeli marines killed nine Turks aboard an aid ship trying to run a blockade of Gaza on May 31.
Except that, as documented, it's false.  There was no aid for the people of Gaza on-board the Mavi Marmara.  There were Jihadists. There were cold weapons.  (Is this what Reuters means by "aid"?)  But there was no humanitarian aid.  Let us repeat that: there was no aid for the people of Gaza on-board the Turkish ship.

Only 172 more repetitions and we're certain we'll have put a dent in the myth perpetuated by the liars at Reuters.

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