Monday, November 27, 2006

Meme a little meme of me

Tom Papworth wants to know ten things I would never do, but doesn't think I'll answer.  Let me try and boost that self-esteem.

  1. Trust anything Polly Toynbee says at face value (obviously)
  2. Ignore facts when trying to make up my mind on difficult issues
  3. Assume that logic is the only way of persuading people of something
  4. Respect people who make accusations and then change the subject when they are challenged to produce evidence
  5. Think I have all the answers
  6. Stop getting angry when I read factual inaccuracies in the press -- anywhere in the press, but especially in organs I respect
  7. Forget that quote attributed to Keynes: "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"
  8. Shrug my shoulders, grin and bear it when others' selfishness inconveniences me
  9. Be able to withstand a determined and well-informed charge of hypocrisy
  10. Pass on this meme to others.

2 comments:

Tom Papworth said...

You're right not to pass on the meme. I'm starting to feel guilty myself!

I shouldn't have distracted you from the good fight. Keep up the good work.

FactcheckingPollyanna said...

Tom -- Don't be silly! I was merely being a little arch with my last choice...