It was a very rainy day, and that made it feel even more like Spring than yesterday, which was warm and sunny, but I am informed that it’s going to get cold again and by later this week we’ll be right back to freezing our asses off.
I wrote something a few days back about people not retracting fake news after its been shown to be fake, and today I found myself afoul of my own rule, because the internet is a tangled web, with lots of gray areas, and mass communication is something that all of us are learning as we go along. So, here is the ethical dilemma:
I signed a petition against factory farming which came with a horror show photo of pigs in very tight cages, and my very argumentative nephew said it was fake. So, a quick check of Snopes (never any harm in that) shows that the photo is from China, and the cages are just for transport to market. So, point for Don. But, Snopes goes on to talk about horrific factory farming conditions in America (and while we’re at it, improving conditions for Chinese pigs is a fair issue as well), so I didn’t delete the article, even though I came to it via a somewhat misleading picture.