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Brooks Jackson

  • There's evidence that the more misinformed we are, the more strongly we insist that we're correct.

    • Brooks Jackson,
    • in Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation ()
  • One of our favorite sayings — variously attributed to different economists — is 'The plural of "anecdote" is not "data."' That means simply this: one or two interesting stories don't prove anything. ... We have to consider the term 'anecdotal evidence' as something close to an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms.

    • Brooks Jackson,
    • in Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation ()

Brooks Jackson, U.S. journalist, writer