Monday, February 12, 2018

WEEKEND QUOTABLES: The search for truth

Dana Milbank on the death of a border patrol agent
Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it. -- Washington Post 
Porter’s ex-wife, Jennifer Willoughby
"Truth exists" whether Trump "accepts it or not". -- CNN
Tad O’Malley, conservative conspiracy theorist in the X-Files
“Truth is fluid and alterable.” -- The Verge
 Gary Younge
...before radical history can be embraced by the establishment it must be washed clean of whatever ideology made it effective. Radical change is most likely to come from below, be fiercely resisted by entrenched interests from above and achieved through confrontation. -- Guardian
On FOX Chicago, reporter Mike Flannery asks former Chicago top cop Garry McCarthy about the LaQuan McDonald shooting death and officer Jason Van Dyke's culpability. McCarthy, a Trump supporter and pal of neo-fascist Rudy Giuliani, is making noises about running for mayor.

Here's an excerpt of that interview. 
Mike Flannery: Many Chicagoans look at that (video of Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald) and they see a murder. Do you?
Garry McCarthy: Um. He's gonna have a hard time, Jason Van Dyke, explaining why he did what he did. That's the bottom line. He gets his due process just like anybody else. But it's gonna be really difficult to make a case. There are cases -
Flannery: Do you see a murder?
McCarthy: You know (long pause)
Flannery: Why are you reluctant to say that?

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