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September 24, 2013

The role of journalists has changed.

Now, most of the people that I know who became journalists weren't the sharpest tools in the shed,
and given their limited cognitive powers it's to be expected that some of them would get things wrong. However, the systemic nature of their misrepresentation is not an act of isolated stupidity but of systemic disinformation. i.e. they're lying. The same could be said for discussion on issues such as gay marriage, immigration and crime. 

For too many people confronted with IQ issues, emotion trumps reason.
Some are even angry that I never apologized for my work. I find that sentiment baffling. Apologize for stating empirical facts relevant to public policy? I could never be so craven. And apologize to whom --€” people who don'€™t like those facts? The demands for an apology illustrate the emotionalism that often governs our political discourse.

Here we come to the crux of the matter.
As Ortega y Gasset argued most professionals are really noting more than mass-men, i.e cognitive misers. The liberal cognitive miser has a mind hermetically sealed to facts or opinions which contradicts their world view.[Ed: As does the conservative cognitive miser] Emotion, rather than logic, is the method of discourse amongst the hive mind. Nice and good are conflated as are uncomfortable and evil.   The Social Pathologist: Commissar

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 24, 2013 11:26 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I was once a newspaper reporter, about 30 years ago when I just got out of college. Back then, I had a sense of this liberal culture and thought that I was covering poor benighted fools, for the most part. Can't believe what an utter prick I was. Alcoholic, drug-addicted ... screwed my boss' wife ... but that wasn't the bad part. The bad part was I was exactly one these liberal pricks you complain about today. Life is like a nightmare where I grew out of this cluelessness, only to see the ignorant shit that used to spew out of my clueless mouth spewed back at me.

Posted by: Lee Johnson at September 24, 2013 12:25 PM

If you look at colleges the slackers go into PhysEd, Education, X Studies, and PoliSci. Some of them graduate and make the rest of us work overtime to make up for their mistakes.

Posted by: Scott M at September 24, 2013 1:05 PM

Further complicating matters, facts are not truths, and reason-logic is the stand-alone weakest and yet most abused human faculty. Truths are discovered by great intellects with the character to get over themselves. All several dozen of them.

Posted by: james wilson at September 24, 2013 1:22 PM

It seems the less people know on a topic these days, the more dogmatic and argumentative they get about it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 24, 2013 2:46 PM

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