Redux: "fact" = proposition; notion

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 23 14:59:26 UTC 2007

At 5:27 AM -0700 5/23/07, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>FNC reeports today on a public opinion survey by the Pew Charitable
>Trust finding that 26% of American Muslims between 18 and 29 believe
>that suicide bombings against civilians are acceptable "in the
>defense of Islam."
>   _Fox & Friends_ anchor (said to earn roughly $1,000,000.00 per
>annum): "The older you get in the poll, the less likely you are to
>agree with the fact that suicide bombings are OK."
>   In the case of this semantic developmentr, the prosecution rests.
>   JL
Yup, that's a pretty clear one, assuming (young) Islamists haven't
infiltrated Fox News.  I also like "The older you get in the poll";
some of those telephone surveys really do go on forever...


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