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Gimme Some Truth

By Eduwonkette — July 10, 2008 1 min read
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If you think “Education Department Employs Squadron in Search for Truth” is a spoof article from The Onion, guess again. You’d think that PR flaks would know better than to name an otherwise mundane 21st century version of letters to the editor the “Truth Squad,” and in doing so, make it worth reporting on. Said New York City Deputy Chancellor Chris Cerf, who came up with the Truth Squad concept:

“We try to keep track of what people are saying about us, and we respond periodically. Because we believe in the truth.”

Is that truth with a big T, truth with a little t, or truth with an asterisk?

I’ll let you be the judge.

Here’s what John Lennon would have said:

I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
Ive had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

Update: Check out Alexander Russo and Norm Scott‘s pithy posts on the same.

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