8/27/2008

Interpretation is Reality

Hillary speech: we only hear what we want to hear, which is never what was actually said. We are living in an age where interpretation is reality and we need to be careful. She most certainly did NOT say what all the bloggers and pundits are saying she said. But in this climate is it possible to say anything at all without a thousand people "interpreting" it? Is communication possible in this atmosphere?

1 comment:

Old Grouch said...

The other half of it is that we now expect politicians (when speaking on the record) to say as little of substance as they possibly can, then, if pressed, to either (1) pander, (2) obfuscate, or (3) lie. So whatever they say, it's assumed to be at worst untrue, at best misleading. Hence all the interpretation. Sorf of like reading "Pravda" in the old days.