On the need for journalistic effort and caution

Not to try and outdo Mark Devenport whilst he’s in philosophical mode, but since he starts with a quote I’ll blog him one better on the requisite caution re numerous accusations against Sinn Fein and the IRA. This one’s from Francis Bacon: “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties”.