Fallibility

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I am fallible.

I just thought I should mention it as it seemed to come as a terrible shock to some right wing commentators yesterday, who appeared inclined to think before this shocking revelation that I shared a status otherwise only ascribed to the Pope.

I assure you, that, whether he agrees or not, he and I can and do make mistakes. And as I proved yesterday, I acknowledge them when I do.

But I also do not agree I have erred just because someone else claims that to be the case. I may be fallible, but I require evidence before agreeing. There is good reason for that. According to some everything I do and say is wrong. That's an interesting idea, but there is no evidence to support it. What is more, its repetition wastes a great deal if time and effort.