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2013-01-07 11:59:55 AM  
I am simultaneously a better and a worse person than I was ten years ago.

Znuh:
The one constant in life is change. If you haven't developed the skills to be flexible (or learned critical thinking), you got off the bus a long time ago.


Bingo. Personal changes are always the toughest. I think that's why so many people find God. That's easy.

People tend to think that everything is black and white. If it was, we would have had everything figured out a long time ago. But, I'm glad that those people obviously have everything figured out on a personal level. I also find that these people are very judgmental and that they are, a lot of times, many orders of magnitude worse than what they're judging.
 
2013-01-07 12:00:50 PM  

Mugato: Smeggy Smurf: Retirement is for losers. Producers do what they love till the day they die.

My dad's retired. He kayaks. I don't think he does anything else. If you pick a profession where you spend half your life looking forward to retirement then that really sucks.

/will make movies till I drop dead


Sometimes you have to strike a balance. My father grew up working on a dairy farm and worked it for five years after he got a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He recognized it would be difficult to raise a family on what he made running the farm with my uncle, and wanted to raise his own family more than farming. So he stopped farming, and got an engineering job. I know he liked it less than farming, and he's back to hobby farming now that he's retired, but I feel like he got what he wanted out of his career and his life. He never disliked engineering, so far as I could tell, (as I don't) but liked working outside better, and looked forward to retiring.
 
2013-01-07 12:01:33 PM  
Let's see... when I was 8 years old I liked to build model ships and program computers.

At 38, I build model ships in computers.

And I've always been as skeptical of religion as I've always have. Even at 7 I knew I was getting glad-handing answers to "Well if God loves me, why did he take my daddy away?"
 
2013-01-07 12:02:48 PM  
It's true. I have completely different toys and comic books from those I had as a kid. Partly, though, it's just because there are a lot of better toys and comic books than I could get as a kid.

I can eat and drink as much junk food as I want and I don't have to go to bed at a sensible hour, and I can watch TV shows with ladies with nekkid boobies if I want like Benny Hill and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

And the internet is better than anything I could have wished for when I was seven.

Otherwise, I don't think I've changed as much as you might think.
 
2013-01-07 12:03:11 PM  

cakeman: I am 63 when I was at school I was involved with more radical groups like Students for Democractic action now I am more centrist .. my wife is very left wing I will try new foods my latest is Vietnamese restaurants. my crazy derpyness always remains.


And yet you still have not learned to form and properly punctuate coherent sentences...
 
2013-01-07 12:05:35 PM  

EvilEgg: I heard somewhere ( I think NPR) that your tastes kind of freeze at a certain age. So if, for instance, you have tried sushi by age forty, you'll never like it.

I am not sure how this applies to the discussion at hand, but I thought it was interesting.


Are you equating not having tried sushi with not liking sushi? That doesn't make any sense.
 
2013-01-07 12:06:11 PM  
Experience changes perceptions? Wow!
 
2013-01-07 12:11:45 PM  
I actually worry about confirmation bias - where the internet/my career/my friends/my choices in media will just reinforce my existing ideas, even if they are wrong.
 
2013-01-07 12:12:22 PM  

darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


He does. It's called death.
 
2013-01-07 12:15:34 PM  
Hey, you got your politics in my geek tab!

No, you got your geek tab in my politics!

/seriously, WingNut Derpy belongs in the politics tab
 
2013-01-07 12:17:41 PM  

Kittypie070: I give up, Fark.

WND and this idiot study yet again?


Take a pill, crybaby.
 
2013-01-07 12:22:10 PM  

Znuh: I've known two friends, who have done the magical herp/derp flip to Fox News and the echo chamber.

I can only assume it's the same as any kind of propaganda; it shoots for the weak and infects the mentally feeble. The trick is getting them out of it - anything that's instantly digestible and filled with truthiness is bound to find a handful of marks.

The one constant in life is change. If you haven't developed the skills to be flexible (or learned critical thinking), you got off the bus a long time ago.


I got out, but only by listening to a bunch of statist British idiots. They helped me realize that "Conservative" is an arbitrary mishmash of the opinions of whoever is using the word. You can be fiscally, culturally, minarchically, or many other types of conservative, and they all do not come together in any party anywhere. Since I'm a progressive minarchist, I despise cultural conservatism because it's oppression in the name of an ideal just the same as statist progressivism is. Just let me do my thing. I'm not hurting anybody. Let's work together and make things better because we want to. When immature whiners are told to do something good because they have to, they're not going to do it. They'll waste their energy fighting you out of sheer contrariness. Laws will not change this.
 
2013-01-07 12:22:31 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.
He does. It's called death.


b-solutionsllc.net
I lost all religious feeling whatsoever as I got older. It just wasn't logical.
 
2013-01-07 12:22:42 PM  

darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


/mortality


Lol - my parent take this tack - aging hippies who found Jeebus in their 30s. They have 0 savings set aside for retirement except for the meager amount of SS they take from claiming at 62. Everytime I talk to them I get to hear about how Jesus is coming back any day now to cleanse the world from wickedness, swoop down with his magical unicorn and make everything kumbiya.

/ Religion especially evangelical protestantism is the most farked up shiat ever foisted on humanity
// Go ahead and put your last coins into the offering plate, god will provide...
 
2013-01-07 12:29:00 PM  

Elzar: darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


/mortality

Lol - my parent take this tack - aging hippies who found Jeebus in their 30s. They have 0 savings set aside for retirement except for the meager amount of SS they take from claiming at 62. Everytime I talk to them I get to hear about how Jesus is coming back any day now to cleanse the world from wickedness, swoop down with his magical unicorn and make everything kumbiya.

/ Religion especially evangelical protestantism is the most farked up shiat ever foisted on humanity
// Go ahead and put your last coins into the offering plate, god will provide...


Which wouldn't be nearly as amusing if these aren't the same fogies who bad mouth socialism.
 
2013-01-07 12:29:14 PM  
I'm trying not to become an ignorant, racist, "you kids get off my lawn" type as I age.

I have my mother as an example of what I don't want to turn into. Every conversation with her is a reminder.

I am an atheist now. I don't see that changing anytime soon. If anything, I've developed more contempt for religion as time goes on, not less. It's just such a scam. I feel sorry for most people still influenced by it. I assume it is usually motivated by fear. Fear of death, mostly.

FYI to religious types: we're all gonna die. And then that's it. No heaven or hell. Just nothingness.
 
2013-01-07 12:29:31 PM  

browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.


I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.
 
2013-01-07 12:31:08 PM  

majestic: Complete opposite for me. For years I was a hardcore republican dittohead. Thought anyone poor was stupid. Then I had kids. I lost my job in 2008 and couldn't find a comparable one until nearly 2010. Had to resort to unemployment and medicaid for the wife and kids. Had to work shiatty menial jobs for awhile.

Now..... Rush and the Right can go get farked in the ear.


Yeah I think people by default want to believe the poor are stupid or completely self destructive as a way of insulating themselves from the worry that they too could end up in poverty. Being judgmental is emotionally comfortable, and it's easier to blame and condemn than understand.
 
2013-01-07 12:32:45 PM  

Mose: Mugato: Smeggy Smurf: Retirement is for losers. Producers do what they love till the day they die.

My dad's retired. He kayaks. I don't think he does anything else. If you pick a profession where you spend half your life looking forward to retirement then that really sucks.

/will make movies till I drop dead

Sometimes you have to strike a balance. My father grew up working on a dairy farm and worked it for five years after he got a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He recognized it would be difficult to raise a family on what he made running the farm with my uncle, and wanted to raise his own family more than farming. So he stopped farming, and got an engineering job. I know he liked it less than farming, and he's back to hobby farming now that he's retired, but I feel like he got what he wanted out of his career and his life. He never disliked engineering, so far as I could tell, (as I don't) but liked working outside better, and looked forward to retiring.


That sounds a lot like what my plan is when I get old. I'm not sticking with architecture forever. Eventually I want to get a big spread, raise feeder cattle and horses. I want a big bunkhouse and no less than 20 acres for farming. To work that land I want to get a deal with the local juvenile prison to have the kids that can be saved to come out and learn farming trades. Blacksmithing, mechanics, farming, hydraulics, engineering (mechanical and civil), etc.

It's not really retirement. Somebody has to ride herd on the criminals and pedros on the farm. That and sample the fine cherry brandy from the distillery.
 
2013-01-07 12:35:25 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: Elzar: darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


/mortality

Lol - my parent take this tack - aging hippies who found Jeebus in their 30s. They have 0 savings set aside for retirement except for the meager amount of SS they take from claiming at 62. Everytime I talk to them I get to hear about how Jesus is coming back any day now to cleanse the world from wickedness, swoop down with his magical unicorn and make everything kumbiya.

/ Religion especially evangelical protestantism is the most farked up shiat ever foisted on humanity
// Go ahead and put your last coins into the offering plate, god will provide...

Which wouldn't be nearly as amusing if these aren't the same fogies who bad mouth socialism.


Ironically they both like Obama and think he was left with a shiat sandwich - which seems at odds with everything else they believe.
 
2013-01-07 12:39:07 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Derp de derp NO HEART!
Herp he herp NO HEAD!

I am very insightful.


I've never met an intelligent person who says "derp de derp".

Its always been people who can't articulate their thoughts and instated use monkey noises who use it.
 
2013-01-07 12:39:34 PM  
*Raises Hand*
Less conservative here. Conservatives bore me. By its very definition Conservatism requires that things/situations/rules/mores do not change and that is delusional. The founding fathers, that conservatives so often deify, were not conservative people. They risked everything to change the fundamental character of governance...even that wasn't good enough...evolve or die. That should be on a flag somewhere or used in a speech in Virginia: instead of "Give me liberty or give me death!", it should be "Evolve or die!"
 
2013-01-07 12:40:08 PM  
My politics are pretty similar to when I was a younger man, actually. I've only slightly shifted on a few issues, but am definitely in the same ballpark.

My dad though... He's gone from a pretty open-minded center-right guy when I was a kid to now he's a full on, bible-beating, Glen Beck worshipping, "Barak Hussein Obama is a Marxist socialist", we need more Jesus in our schools, party-line Republican.

I turned to athiesm when I was 13. I'm still an athiest. When we were kids my dad took us to every religious denomination he could think of, and wanted to expose us to everything he could. Now he is Mr. Super-Catholic Man who says if he could do it all again he'd have sent all us kids to a Jesuit school and forced me to keep attending church - Catholic church this time - even after I became an athiest. So basically he's turned so hard right he thinks some of the best things he did when he was younger were actually terrible mistakes. It's like religion ate part of his brain.
 
2013-01-07 12:52:52 PM  
When I started to read the article, I thought it was good. By the end, I had changed and thought it sucked.
 
2013-01-07 12:53:41 PM  
Retirement is a crock (with no offense to reptiles).  I used to be concerned about it.  Then I stopped watching commercials for retirement funds and started thinking for myself.

Remember, life's a schitt sandwich.  The more bread you have the less schitt you have to eat.
 
2013-01-07 12:54:56 PM  

Wangiss: browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.

I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.


/slightly off topic
What exactly is that you disagree with on NPR? I'm referring to the morning/afternoon All Thing Considered stuff. Is it how they report general information and facts or do you perceive some kind of commentary? I've been listening to them for a few years and they seem to try to avoid sensationalism and direct commentary. I'm genuinely curious where the "they're biased" stuff comes from or where you see something that can be disagreed with.
 
2013-01-07 12:56:42 PM  

Marcintosh: Retirement is a crock (with no offense to reptiles).  I used to be concerned about it.  Then I stopped watching commercials for retirement funds and started thinking for myself.

Remember, life's a schitt sandwich.  The more bread you have the less schitt you have to eat.


I remember even as a little kid seeing the flaw in the system and knew only the first ones in line would be able to retire or take the benefits of pensions and social security. It was a giant pyramid scheme that was doomed to collapse when it was my turn.
 
2013-01-07 12:57:02 PM  

mongbiohazard: It's like religion ate part of his brain.


Zombie om nom nom!
 
2013-01-07 12:58:54 PM  

Mutated-Snoopy: Wangiss: browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.

I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.

/slightly off topic
What exactly is that you disagree with on NPR? I'm referring to the morning/afternoon All Thing Considered stuff. Is it how they report general information and facts or do you perceive some kind of commentary? I've been listening to them for a few years and they seem to try to avoid sensationalism and direct commentary. I'm genuinely curious where the "they're biased" stuff comes from or where you see something that can be disagreed with.


Truth and facts have a liberal bias.
 
2013-01-07 01:02:56 PM  

kombat_unit: Kittypie070: I give up, Fark.

WND and this idiot study yet again?

Take a pill, crybaby.


Ah. I get it.

WND is sacred and must never ever be disagreed with or disliked in any way whatsoever.
 
2013-01-07 01:02:59 PM  

CheekyMonkey: EvilEgg: I heard somewhere ( I think NPR) that your tastes kind of freeze at a certain age. So if, for instance, you have tried sushi by age forty, you'll never like it.

I am not sure how this applies to the discussion at hand, but I thought it was interesting.

Are you equating not having tried sushi with not liking sushi? That doesn't make any sense.


No I am saying you are less likely to like it if you try it for the first time at say 45.
 
2013-01-07 01:05:13 PM  
Makes sense really. As you get older you learn more, experience more of the world. This either opens your horizons, breaks previously held beliefs or embitters you and re-affirms your beliefs and/or prejudices. It can go either way. I've seen liberals become conservatives and conservatives become liberals. Religious purists become hedonists and hippies become new born Christians.
 
2013-01-07 01:19:37 PM  

EvilEgg: CheekyMonkey: EvilEgg: I heard somewhere ( I think NPR) that your tastes kind of freeze at a certain age. So if, for instance, you have tried sushi by age forty, you'll never like it.

I am not sure how this applies to the discussion at hand, but I thought it was interesting.

Are you equating not having tried sushi with not liking sushi? That doesn't make any sense.

No I am saying you are less likely to like it if you try it for the first time at say 45.


Why? Are you implying that after a certain age, people only like things that they've tried and liked earlier in life? That doesn't make any sense either...
 
2013-01-07 01:23:52 PM  

Mutated-Snoopy: Wangiss: browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.

I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.

/slightly off topic
What exactly is that you disagree with on NPR? I'm referring to the morning/afternoon All Thing Considered stuff. Is it how they report general information and facts or do you perceive some kind of commentary? I've been listening to them for a few years and they seem to try to avoid sensationalism and direct commentary. I'm genuinely curious where the "they're biased" stuff comes from or where you see something that can be disagreed with.


Oh, I'm sorry. I meant to say that everything they say is true and forthright and they're the one unimpeachable source of untempered fact in the world. Sorry I got that wrong. Now do we agree? I feel so nervous when I think someone might disagree with me.
 
2013-01-07 01:29:52 PM  
I was conservative as all fark when I was young. As I grew older and my parents and church had less influence on me and I began to think for myself I realized the world wasn't black and white, good vs. evil, us vs. them now I'm pretty centrist in my views. Of course I'm Canadian, so what is centrist to us is evil, baby killing, communist liberal socialist fascist to Americans. But I can live with that.
 
2013-01-07 01:30:09 PM  

Wangiss: Mutated-Snoopy: Wangiss: browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.

I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.

/slightly off topic
What exactly is that you disagree with on NPR? I'm referring to the morning/afternoon All Thing Considered stuff. Is it how they report general information and facts or do you perceive some kind of commentary? I've been listening to them for a few years and they seem to try to avoid sensationalism and direct commentary. I'm genuinely curious where the "they're biased" stuff comes from or where you see something that can be disagreed with.

Oh, I'm sorry. I meant to say that everything they say is true and forthright and they're the one unimpeachable source of untempered fact in the world. Sorry I got that wrong. Now do we agree? I feel so nervous when I think someone might disagree with me.


Okay, that was fun, but what I really believe is that anyone who thinks ANY media outlet gives a direct, unbiased, comprehensive, factual representation of the state of events... has simply found the outlet that matches their belief system.

And yet I listen almost exclusively to NPR. Why? Because I sense that they are more dedicated to the reporting of fact than any other radio outlet. Particularly their BBC segments on world events. But they're still biased and the journalists still give their interpretation of events through their favorite lenses. "Better now? Or better now? Better now? Or Better now?" They've found your prescription. That is all.
 
2013-01-07 01:43:50 PM  

Ghastly: I was conservative as all fark when I was young. As I grew older and my parents and church had less influence on me and I began to think for myself I realized the world wasn't black and white, good vs. evil, us vs. them now I'm pretty centrist in my views. Of course I'm Canadian, so what is centrist to us is evil, baby killing, communist liberal socialist fascist to Americans. But I can live with that.


Me too, except for the Canadian part. I grew up with parents that were right wing bible thumping premarital sex is a sin, homosexuals are going to hell, "liberal" is a dirty word conservatives. It took a while for me to work through all the crazy. I still remember some things I said in my twenties that were weapons grade stupid. Things that were embarrassing on such a magnitude they still wake me up in the middle of the night in a cold humiliated sweat.
 
2013-01-07 01:45:51 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Only by realizing that both parties are evil will the echo chamber fail.


This is a very bad thing to believe. I'd say that only Teabaggers are truly "evil", and leave it at that. It's Koch brothers propaganda that wants you to believe, and spread the idea, that "both parties" are evil. Both parties are NOT evil. Again, it's just the Teabaggers, and the Koch brothers.
 
2013-01-07 01:48:06 PM  

Wangiss: Wangiss: Mutated-Snoopy: Wangiss: browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.

I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.

/slightly off topic
What exactly is that you disagree with on NPR? I'm referring to the morning/afternoon All Thing Considered stuff. Is it how they report general information and facts or do you perceive some kind of commentary? I've been listening to them for a few years and they seem to try to avoid sensationalism and direct commentary. I'm genuinely curious where the "they're biased" stuff comes from or where you see something that can be disagreed with.

Oh, I'm sorry. I meant to say that everything they say is true and forthright and they're the one unimpeachable source of untempered fact in the world. Sorry I got that wrong. Now do we agree? I feel so nervous when I think someone might disagree with me.

Okay, that was fun, but what I really believe is that anyone who thinks ANY media outlet gives a direct, unbiased, comprehensive, factual representation of the state of events... has simply found the outlet that matches their belief system.

And yet I listen almost exclusively to NPR. Why? Because I sense that they are more dedicated to the reporting of fact than any other radio outlet. Particularly their BBC segments on world events. But they're still biased and the journalists still give their interpretation of events through their favorite lenses. "Better now? Or better now? Better now? Or Better now?" They've found your prescription. That is all.


NPR is biased like all news organizations. They typically report on the poor and underprivileged and every day have a couple sob stories to keep their listeners in the mindset they want.

Faux news does the same thing in that they choose what to report.
 
2013-01-07 01:48:27 PM  

special20: Smeggy Smurf: Only by realizing that both parties are evil will the echo chamber fail.

This is a very bad thing to believe. I'd say that only Teabaggers are truly "evil", and leave it at that. It's Koch brothers propaganda that wants you to believe, and spread the idea, that "both parties" are evil. Both parties are NOT evil. Again, it's just the Teabaggers, and the Koch brothers.


Thanks for clearing that up. I'm glad there's only corruption and graft on one side of the aisle.
 
2013-01-07 01:49:37 PM  

special20: Smeggy Smurf: Only by realizing that both parties are evil will the echo chamber fail.

This is a very bad thing to believe. I'd say that only Teabaggers are truly "evil", and leave it at that. It's Koch brothers propaganda that wants you to believe, and spread the idea, that "both parties" are evil. Both parties are NOT evil. Again, it's just the Teabaggers, and the Koch brothers.


Your shiat stinks too but you're used to it.
 
2013-01-07 01:51:58 PM  

occamswrist: NPR is biased like all news organizations. They typically report on the poor and underprivileged and every day


Why do you imagine NPR would be biased this way? The poor are most likely to need tote bags? Fox's bias is pretty easily understood.
 
2013-01-07 01:57:23 PM  
After 4 years, going on five, I still believe, we should impeach Obama. He is indeed the worst POTUS we have ever had.
 
2013-01-07 02:04:53 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.


Because the hippies in the 60s really grew up to be super Liberal, right?
 
2013-01-07 02:05:49 PM  

Pick: After 4 years, going on five, I still believe, we should impeach Obama. He is indeed the worst POTUS we have ever had.


Ah! I almost bit! Good one. I wonder how many hits you'll get...
 
2013-01-07 02:14:44 PM  

cranked: occamswrist: NPR is biased like all news organizations. They typically report on the poor and underprivileged and every day

Why do you imagine NPR would be biased this way? The poor are most likely to need tote bags? Fox's bias is pretty easily understood.


Why are they biased this way? Because all humans are biased and news editors decide what gets in the news and what doesn't. That requires human judgment and exposes bias.

Democratic presidential nominees consistently receive over 80% of the vote from reporters. Tell me that can happen without some bias creeping in to their reporting. Do you think reporters are robots?

Fox news is farking terrible at this, but just because their shiat stinks the worst it doesn't mean yours doesn't stink.
 
2013-01-07 02:14:56 PM  

EvilEgg: I heard somewhere ( I think NPR) that your tastes kind of freeze at a certain age. So if, for instance, you have tried sushi by age forty, you'll never like it.

I am not sure how this applies to the discussion at hand, but I thought it was interesting.


I think people's BRAINS freeze when they get old...or perhaps they just petrify and become inflexible
In any case, with age seems to come stubbornness - an unwilling to use critical thinking and fall back on the old superstitions and prejudices.
So all they can do bleat on about the supposed good old days and moan on about "kids these days", how you used to get "value for money", and their goddamn bowel movements.
 
2013-01-07 02:19:00 PM  
occamswrist:
Democratic presidential nominees consistently receive over 80% of the vote from reporters. Tell me that can happen without some bias creeping in to their reporting. Do you think reporters are robots?

Fox news is farking terrible at this, but just because their shiat stinks the worst it doesn't mean yours doesn't stink.


Or reporters could be unbiased, yet vote Democratic because their research leads them to believe the Republicans are full of shiat.
 
2013-01-07 02:27:00 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: occamswrist:
Democratic presidential nominees consistently receive over 80% of the vote from reporters. Tell me that can happen without some bias creeping in to their reporting. Do you think reporters are robots?

Fox news is farking terrible at this, but just because their shiat stinks the worst it doesn't mean yours doesn't stink.

Or reporters could be unbiased, yet vote Democratic because their research leads them to believe the Republicans are full of shiat.


Right, there is a difference between being right/wrong and being biased/unbiased wrt a particular issue.

Social identity theory (a scientific theory!) tells us reporters are likely to discriminate against their "out-group".

Unless you propose reporters are robots this here sicual identity theory tells me reporters will express bias against republicans.
 
2013-01-07 02:27:16 PM  

occamswrist: Democratic presidential nominees consistently receive over 80% of the vote from reporters. Tell me that can happen without some bias creeping in to their reporting. Do you think reporters are robots?


I agree that bias is inevitable, in reporting and Fark posting. I think your "democrat = poor therefor NPR = poor" bias is showing.

Comparing the motivation for bias between a news source that is driven by political propaganda / profit and another that has little to no motivation (beyond your personal bias) as equally stinky shiat struck me as odd. Your followup cleared it up: BSABSEMYS.
 
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