Have facts died? Here's the obituary.
There was a brilliant piece in the Chicago Tribune, link, that puts Facts to death.
Here’s a paragraph: “To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long downward spiral, the official cause of death was from injuries suffered last week when Florida Republican Rep. Allen West steadfastly declared that as many as 81 of his fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives are communists.”
Do Facts really matter anymore in the media and, thus, to the audience?