When Did Facts Become So Irrelevant?
Imagine a court of law where the Federal Rules of Evidence were thrown out, and each party to a dispute could base their argument on their own unique set of unconfirmed facts–would that not be absolutely ridiculous? So why do we accept such a situation during the U.S. electoral process? Where each candidate freely uses uncorroborated and often incorrect facts in their speeches and debates.
Imagine a debate with a scheduled half-time, where the beginning of the second half started with a fact review of the first half. Do you think this would change debate behavior?
Mark G Capolupo