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Cherry picking and truth

August 23, 2012
By DAN O'ROURKE , The OBSERVER

Cherry picking harkens back to the time when folks who picked cherries did it with great care: selecting only the ripe ones, leaving the rest for later. By analogy, however, the phrase "cherry picking" was extended to mean selecting a favored position from a range of choices and ignoring the others.

 
 

 

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