Friday, 13 April 2012

A Quick Thought

Why is it that when Chinese dissident sources or government sources separately states that something is true, we treat their statements with suspicion and may even automatically dismiss them based on the source alone, but when they agree that something is true, we are apt to treat their statements almost as confirmed fact?

2 comments:

justrecently said...

It might be so because we don't remind ourselves that both sides frequently went through the same two imperial sunday schools - oriental and occidental.

Kobe said...

The same logic that tells us to believe everything written in newspapers/online as the simple unabashed truth... (Except those rare cases in which we happen to have 1st hand knowledge of the incident)