Monday, April 01, 2019

Can we stop with the nit-picking?

I made the mistake of checking Facebook this Monday morning, so I feel like ranting a tiny bit:

Hey liberals, can you please stop nit-picking Fox News? Yes, somebody screwed up and put up a graphic for a little while saying "Three Mexican Countries" when they meant "Three South American Countries."

Hey conservatives, can you please stop nit-picking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Yes, she seemed to get the timing of FDR's death and the passing of the 22nd amendment (limiting presidents to two terms) wrong.

I'm starting to consciously use reactions to little nit-picky stuff like this as yet another litmus test for people or news sources I should ignore.

All Fools have still an Itching to deride

-- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism