No time to create a full post about Yaacob’s critcism of online rumors. So here’s some quick comments about the incredible logic adopted by certain online commentators.
Logic 1: If I post something that exposes the truth, I trumpet the power of free speech at spreading the truth.
Logic 2:If I post something that is wrong or if I reported something out of context, I can say that I am “merely repeating what others have said”, and “As a blogger I can only comment on what I know”.
Logic 3:If I post something with innuendo that can be interpreted in the wrong manner, I will simply say that I am reporting the facts as I understood it. Any subtle message or (mis)-interpretation is entirely the fault of the reader.
Ergo. Logic 4: No need to take responsibility for what I write. Heads I win, Tails you lose.