Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Coincidence? Don't think so...

One of the primary lessons I've carried with me from college (specifically from my mentor, Dr. Charles Marler) is the idea of the "assumptive leap." It's a dangerous game those in the journalism business can play (and they tend to play it more and more these days, simply because of the sheer number of outlets), and it goes something along the line of "A plus B does not always equal C, henceforth don't assume that it does."

KO admits that idea could be applied to this update of his ongoing look at "The Nexus of Politics and Terror," but when you line up these 10 instances of the Terrorism Traffic Light (my term) being elevated right around the time it was politically expedient for the current administration, it's hard to believe there's any sort of leaping to conclusions involved.

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