Selective Information is Misinformation

Edward S. Herman

Abstract


The quotation in my title is from a recent decision by Judge Damon Keith of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati in which he ruled against Attorney-General John Ashcroft's attempt to keep deportation hearings behind closed doors. The judge noted that "when government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information that rightly belongs to the people. Selective information is misinformation."


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