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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Election 2020: The willfully ignorant have topped themselves

I recall watching the White House’s unedited version of President Trump’s 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, not the CBS version, and being shocked at her reaction to the president’s mention of the Obama administration spying on his campaign. “This is 60 Minutes, and we can't put on things that we can't verify,” Stahl said. She said several other current huge issues also couldn’t be verified. I asked myself ‘Where has she been? How could she not know these are all true?’ Then I got it . . . she only reads or watches CBS news sources. Her view of reality is totally distorted by the bias within her own news organization. She is willfully ignorant.

Imagine if Lesley Stahl asked any public figure a question which granted a fact in the question that CBS had never put out in any way as true. That could be a problem. Does that mean CBS doesn’t want their television personalities to read any other news sources, lest an unintentional counter bias develop? What a job it must be to keep up with what is allowed to be true, and what cannot be verified!

Willful ignorance is quite the rage these days. The evidence is out there for anyone willing to look for it, and if you need help, five-time Emmy award-winning former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has many links here. But Democrats don’t want to look, I suppose for fear of a counter bias developing. How could it not? Literally every instance of a voting anomaly, every accusation of cheating, every case of voter fraud – every one benefits Joe Biden. That means in each and every occurrence, it hurts President Trump. Can we call that a trend? Do we see a pattern here?
Of course, we do. The Republicans know it, and the Democrats know it, too.

So how then could anyone call for the president to concede because his accusations are baseless conspiracy theories for which there is no evidence? Willful ignorance. Either real or fake, in either case, it’s still ignorance. I’m not a mathematician, statistician, or computer programmer, and I understand the explanations of the impossible numbers. To understand enough to develop a counter bias, just read this. If you’re a real numbers person, read this. If you want to just be convinced now, this will do it.

Reports were rampant immediately after the election about poll watchers in multiple states being forbidden to observe the processing of ballots. Here’s one, and here’s another still occurring in a recount. I’m not a lawyer, either, but I understand the Constitution says “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in...

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1 comment:

Francis W. Porretto said...

Journalists in our time "know" only what they've been told to "know" by their editorial masters. This is no great effort for Lesley Stahl, who's been way over to the Left her entire career.