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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

“They Lied” with no Quotes

According to Sharon Astyk:

So it turns out that there *was* a meltdown around reactor #1. Quite a lot of people suspected this from the visual evidence, but TEPCO and the Japanese government denied, denied, denied. Accusations that those arguing for a meltdown were all internet conspiracy theorists (which also occurred early in the Katrina disaster as well, and in other instances) were used to discredit people who argued that a meltdown had, in fact occurred.
For some reason there is no quote (or a link to said quote) from an official denial.

The really weird part is that the event in question happened a couple of months ago in the Internet era. It makes a little bit of sense to claim “They lied” with no actual evidence when the alleged lie was decades in the past. We can challenge the other side to cite a source but such challenges don't seem to work…

In other words,

[CITATION NEEDED]

1 Comments:

Blogger Vader said...

I think another part of the explanation is that the meltdown occurred some time after the earthquake. Claims there was no meltdown the first few days after the quake would have been true at the time.

But, in age where the public's grasp of basic logic is tenuous enough for Obama to have gotten elected: If you assert something that then ceases to be true, you're considered a liar.

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