Whatever the result of his last adventure in this regard, Industry Minister Tony Clement endeavours once more to engage the Internet.
TonyClement_MP @dgardner David Frum’s analysis seems spot on to me. Level-headed for someone under attack 9yrs ago today. Why so snarky?
dgardner @TonyClement_MP : I agree with some of it. What bugs me is seeing someone use his abundant intelligence to rationalize away any ...
dgardner @TonyClement_MP :…evidence of error and consistently conclude “I was right all along.” It’s a big theme in my forthcoming book.
TonyClement_MP @dgardner Unable to agree or disagree w you as I don’t know the context– does this mean I’ll have to buy your book retail?
TonyClement_MP @dgardner OMGosh you mean we shouldn’t always genuflect when an expert pontificates?? I’m shocked, SHOCKED…
dgardner @TonyClement_MP : There are options between “genuflect” and “dismiss with extreme prejudice.” Your gov should explore them some day.
TonyClement_MP @dgardner We do. What we do not do is assume that an expert is always a dispassionate & neutral observer. Bias is not the sole…
TonyClement_MP @dgardner….purview of those who labour in the partisan & political world.
stephenfgordon So anyone who disagrees with you is biased?
TonyClement_MP @stephenfgordon Of course not.But can u admit that there are some who claim to be scientific also pursue a POV that suits their world view?
stephenfgordon @TonyClement_MP Of course. But the way to make that clear is to address the substance of the criticism, not the POV of the critics.
TonyClement_MP @stephenfgordon I agree completely with you, so long as you are referring to both sides of a public policy debate.
stephenfgordon @TonyClement_MP Huh? You guys attacked ‘intellectual elites’ instead of engaging #census critics. There was room for compromise. Still is.