Thursday, March 02, 2017

The trouble with bias.

A Facebook friend recently suggested that if he swaps the identities of people in news stories and it changes his reaction to the story then it's a sign of bias on his part. here is my response: The trouble with that whole exercise is that there is no mythical center wherein truth lies. While politicians from all parties can get in trouble for similar reasons (self dealing and lying), there are issues where one party or the other is just flat out wrong in their beliefs. Your views are not biased if they are based in ascertainable factual information.

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