Racial Fear Keeps Obama Beautiful

“The words of truth are simple.” – Aeschylus What defines our biases is not how we think, or what we believe, but the way in which we disseminate information to others. Bias is not simply making your beliefs known to others, which is so often what people imagine. Bias is using your perspective as a weapon against others. Bias is the deliberate leaving out of information to skew the perspectives of others. Our media—as if this hasn’t been talked about a trillion times before—is severely Read more […]

Journalism Gets No Respect, Poll Says

According to a recent Pew poll, respect for the contributions of journalists to society has sunk considerably since 2009, dipping especially low among women. I wonder why. In an article I wrote on the fallacy of consensus science, I quoted from Michael Crichton’s brilliant 2003 lecture “Aliens Cause Global Warming” about the deterioration of journalism and the media: The deterioration of the American media is dire loss for our country. When distinguished institutions like the New York Times Read more […]