Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why the cable news pundits are full of it

@ The Frontal Cortex

Money quotes:

"Once we identify with a political party, the world is edited so that it fits with our ideology."

"We now associate political interest with partisan blowhards on cable TV, these pundits and consultants and former politicians who trade facile talking points. Instead of engaging with contrary facts, the discourse has become one big study in cognitive dissonance. And this is why the predictions of pundits are so consistently inaccurate. Unless we engage with those uncomfortable data points, those stats which suggest that George W. Bush wasn't all bad, or that Obama isn't such a leftist radical, then our beliefs will never improve."

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