Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rules to Live By Dept

There is no need to cite further examples, when it is more elegant to put this in the form of a general rule, which can be stated as follows: Whenever a public person, whether in politics or in the media, introduces a statement with a phrase using the word fact ( as in "The fact is," "The fact of the matter is," or "Face or accept the fact that"), the statement that follows will very likely be an entirely subjective opinion.  More simply put, Fact = Fancy.

-Thomas Fleming, in the March 2013 number of Chronicles