I really like this article about detecting deception from FiveThirtyEight.com. Of course, I should note that it totally supports my own view on the matter, as held before I read it!
Whether you’re using an argument against someone’s position, or dealing with application of a text, try it out against yourself. As in X said A contradicting Y who said B. Response: “X has been known to lie/be wrong.” Would you accept “Y has been known to lie/be wrong” if you held position B?
The nature of a free press is not that it is always right, always responsible, or required to print what any person or group wants, but that it is free. It can challenge authority and it can be challenged.
It’s all a gift (poetry from my Jevlir blog).
The shallow reader and the headline reader are both deceived alike.
Living in community requires sacrifice.