If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to watch, does it still make a sound? Of course it does. To think otherwise is silly.
If a man commits a crime and no one catches him, is it still a crime? No doubt.
But what if a politician or bureaucrat (or several of them) commit a crime, break the law, or violate the Constitution and the news media suppresses the story, and does not report on it…is it still newsworthy? I’d say undeniably “YES.” But that’s abstract. The reality is a bit more complicated. [Read more…] about Pretzel Logic (with apologies to Steely Dan)