quote:Originally posted by MBM:
Well, as you see, I said "I bet". That implies conjecture on my part. Documentation is typically not required for one to present their opinions about something.
No! Conjecture, supposition, speculation are not as benign as you represent them to be when posted on a public web site. Statements like this can be inflammatory and prejudicial. There is a greater responsibility, especially if they're coming from someone who is respected.
It would be like saying "I'll bet the Black guys did it. Who else would have anything to gain?" Or, some of Lofton's statements regarding the Latoyia Figueroa disappearence.
"Chances are it was a Black person in Philadelphia who killed her."
"I bet that Israel is the primary force pushing the U.S. against Iran."
Is there a difference?