Reply To: Good, not bad, laws needed to protect children


When politicians stand before congress, and people of the like, and being to quote stats and facts that are false, where are they getting this information from? I have seen a few times on this site people stating how expert’s opinions don’t align with current laws or how information from the DOJ themselves differ from the rhetoric of politicians. I am just curious where they are getting their facts from?

I was attending college right around the time Wikipedia became popular and I remember my professors saying that Wikipedia does not qualify as a reputable source and we were not permitted to use it on research papers. I was required to cite scientific journals (if the paper required) or reference experts in their respective area of research. In the grand scheme of things writing papers for college could be described as trivial, but when it comes to people’s livelihood…how are politicians able to get away with using “wikipedia facts”?