Monday, May 11, 2009

Correspondence Theory

On the occasion of Obama's first White House correspondents' dinner this past weekend it's worth recalling, as Frank Rich does, that landmark critique of the media delivered by Stephen Colbert at the same event three years ago. Rich focuses on the sorry state of journalism. But there's a theory of truth in here that pretty much defines the State Epistemology of the past eight years.
That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. Now, I know some of you are going to say, "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works.

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