Truthiness in the wild

Tom Vincent tomrvincent at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 8 18:44:23 UTC 2006

And now Colbert's on the cover of Newsweek...albeit in the 'Golden Corner'. :)

  Is it just me, or is anyone else finding Colbert's show superior to the Daily Show itself?


David Bowie <db.list at PMPKN.NET> wrote:
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Subject: Truthiness in the wild

A sighting of "truthiness" (though with scare quotes) in the wild in a
question asked by a non-reporter (and i think that's an important
point--most of the sightings of "truthiness" i've seen so far have been
by professional writers) on one of's chat

The question where it appears is just short of halfway through the chat.

David Bowie
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house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
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