Posts by JoAnn McAllister

To think about the news (3): Ask, who benefits, who doesn’t?

This is my third question about the unfolding Mueller report controversy. First I asked of the initial flurry if it was news, that is, information we can use. I focused on the alternatives of conjecture, supposition, and assumptions that were taking the place of thinking, or creating knowledge. A point of view reflects our knowledge,…

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To think about the news first ask if it is news

At every turn we face a complicated world of different perspectives, whether in our everyday or virtual worlds, where conflicting opinions demand our attention. The reality is that much of the dialogue and few of the opinions are based on news, that is, “noteworthy information.” Friday afternoon (3/22/19) it was announced that the ‘Mueller Report,’…

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