Sunday, November 11, 2018

Without Evidence

It is an illuminating exercise to go to Google News and do a search for the phrase "without evidence" Here are the top ten results as of 5:30PM PST:

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman elected to the state Legislature is facing a lawsuit from an anti-immigrant activist who accuses her of living in the country illegally and, as a result, being unqualified for public office.  The lawsuit makes the accusation against Raquel Teran, a Phoenix Democrat, without evidence.
Without evidence, Trump calls Florida Democrat a ‘thief’

Without evidence or explanation, Trump accuses CNN of airing polls meant to suppress the vote

Trump calls Gillum a 'thief' without evidence. What's the federal investigation all about?

Georgia gubernatorial candidate accuses Democratic opponent of hacking, without evidence

Trump declares without evidence that 'Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in' with migrant caravan making its way from Honduras

Notice any trends there?


Jack Barnett said...

Ron, I guess that I believe that there are people on both the left and right of the spectrum that make unsubstantiated claims. That google news only comes up the republicans and Trump as making claims without evidence, leads me to believe that google is a biased source. At least, that's my interpretation. I enjoyed your lecture on Quantum Conspiracy.

Ron said...


> leads me to believe that google is a biased source

That's certainly possible, and easy to demonstrate if it were so: all you'd have to do is to exhibit a similar list (i.e. about ten items drawn from about the same time period) of news articles about Democrats making claims without evidence that don't show up in a Google search.

I won't bet my life savings on it, but I'll give you long odds against your being able to produce such a list.