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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3088 (Published 30 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3088

Rx for Truth

The information age is upon us, and we are drowning in facts, but starving for
truth. Despite all the scientific and technological advances, our problems
remain the same, and our institutions are failing. Even worse, our
institutions are shirking their responsibility by covering up their failures with
hype, hoopla, razzle-dazzle, and misdirection. However, one bright spot is the
free and open internet, which has exposed and challenged the hegemony of
the stagey, elitist mainstream media. Now we need a plenipotentiary truth and
reconciliation commission that will provide us with full transparency and
accountability over our previously trusted institutions.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

03 August 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA