This week's line of the week belongs to the late NY Senator, Daniel Patrick Moynihan as cited by NYT pundit Maureen Dowd. In her piece [rightfully] bemoaning the Islamaphobia that has suddenly surfaced in this country as well as the perpetual drumbeat of misinformation about president Obama who is a Christian & not a Muslim, she cites the NY Senator who once said:
"...Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts..."
A moment of neutrality & reflection seems to be badly needed here. A sense of mass hysteria has taken hold causing one injury to an innocent cabdriver while politicians & the media are busy playing fast & loose with the truth. My suggestion is that we start to pay a little more attention to the facts & a lot less to our collective personal fiction. Basically it's time for more leadership & much less demagoguery. What's your view?