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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Liberal bias: what "everyone knows" is true

Good piece on the herd mentality of the media, [link removed to preserve eyesight] and the shared belief system necessary to advance it.

It strays into the wrong territory when it analogizes this to Republican cheerleading and optimism for the '06 elections. It really wasn't the case that "everyone knew" Republicans would hold Congress, or "everyone knew" the polls were wrong, but more like "we all hoped" both of those were true, even given all the information.


Blogger Echoes of Reason said...

About that link...

Tue Dec 12, 02:33:00 PM EST  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

Huh, it got deleted for some reason. And when I cut and paste the link it went to a hilariously obscene site.

Weird. It's not like a blog to just disappear...

Well, to sum it up, it basically went on about the hive mentality that is created when so many people of like mind are together, and how easy it becomes for otherwise dubious claims to get passed down the line without inspection when it falls into the pre-affirmed beliefs of that group, as the CBS Rather memos demonstrated.

Tue Dec 12, 03:50:00 PM EST  
Blogger Echoes of Reason said...

Thanks for the summary. I was a little confused at first as to how that site tied into your commentary. :o

Wed Dec 13, 03:19:00 PM EST  

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