Jan 30, 2006

3 news stories I don't understand,
or, how we are all too cynical and yet, also somehow, all too naive

1. 3rd Wave Feminist Naomi Wolf "finds Jesus."
(Why is everyone so snide?)

2. James Frey's memoir is work of fiction.
(Is it only worth reading if it's true?)

3. Google is censoring China's searches.
(Is Tiananmen Square @ google.com, any less filtered and any less biased that Tiananmen Square @ google.cn? (Via Matthew Bartlett.))

"'Let the facts speak for themselves' is perhaps the arch statement of ideology - the point being, precisely, that facts never 'speak for themselves', but are always made to speak."
          - Slovoj Zizek