Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Two Videos For Today

We already knew that there are three types of lies: Lies, damn lies, and then statistics. Penn and Teller actually catch a couple of fraud related items perpetrated by...well, you guessed it Fox News. Have a look:

Let's contrast this with some of the genuine article - some one with some high quality speaking skills who does not have to rest on misleading numbers and hiring actors to demonstrate believability. Barak Obama's Iowa victory speech. He's got some great speech writers to be sure, but the delivery is amazing as well. Enjoy:

Funny, in thinking about the differences between these two videos aside from the obvious, it may be that it points to the contrast between the ethical values that under gird the people that comprise the republican and democratic parties. Which one has the most ethically challenge value set? Perhaps it is time to dredge up the "culture of corruption" slogan one more time as it appears to apply to the GOP modus operandi.

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