Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Reading Order 2

We briefly touched on Order 2 last night, which allowed the additional B sample tests in. Swimyouidiot, who Landis has dubbed "Mr. Idiot" (now worn with pride) sent us a comment worth calling to greater attention:

I just read the new "Order 2" - and since DPF is apparently still down, I want to note a couple things here.

Words reveal a lot about the way people are thinking. In the very first paragraph it says "On March 17th 2007, the majority of the Panel issued the Interlocutory
Award." Notice it does not say a majority, but the majority. As if Brunet and McLaren now constitute the assumed majority of the panel. Actually, on March 17, 2007, the panel issued the award, as it says in paragraphs 17, 18, 19 and in other places of the original order. Subtle, but important turn of the language there.

Also, look at paragraph 3. "The majority of the Panel further reserved its 'right to affirm...'" and it refers to paragraph 23 of the original order. But paragraph 23 of the original order says "The Panel in making this advance ruling reserves the right to affirm or re-determine the ruling..."

They misrepresented their own language to make it fit what they did in practice.

Sick. Just sick. Couldn't they hide their bias a little better?


cam said...

swimyouidiot -- brilliant!

TBV -- thank you for sharing it.

daniel m (a/k/a Rant) said...


Excellent analysis. Words matter, and which ones you choose matter. They aren't even the slightest bit concerned about hiding their bias, are they.

- Rant

Anonymous said...

TBV Great work keep it up.

Why doesn't Cambell sit in the middle one day to mix it up? Made it hard for the "two" to pass notes.