Tuesday, December 7

"I'd like to teach the world to spin..."

NYU is staging a boycott of Coca-Cola products, because of allegations of child labor and human rights violations in El Salvador.

Coca-Cola responded to this nearly a half-year ago, detailing how it met with the Human Rights Watch on several occasions.

Apparently, the folks at NYU are still putting stock in the Human Rights report from June 4th, with little attention paid to Coke's response of June 10th.

What's really funny here is that since 1985, American Coke has been made with high-fructose corn syrup.

Bottom line, though -- Serious accusations filed, Coke filed a quick response, but there's something else you have to take into account: "A person can believe anything he wants, as long as he can disparage the motive of the debunker." Therefore, it pays to be vigilant, and ensure that the general public isn't bypassing your efforts to reach them with the truth.

Actually, Thomas Sowell said it this way:
"It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic."