2020.01.27 CNN on Trumpers

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This clip of CNN (Don Lemon) and his guests making fun of Trump voters, is like Hillary and the famous "Deplorables", or Obama and the God/Gun Clingers quotes. It shows an Igno-Arrogance that they (a) think they know the other side (they obviously don't), (b) think they are more educated than the other side (most quizzes on History/Politics, show they don't) (c) are smarter/wiser than the other side, when their side believed the Russia hoax, thinks healthcare can be free, and eats tide pods. This is magnified because Lemon/CNN has been especially wrong/stupid and had to offer retractions on the very topics (Urkaine, Yovanovitch and Election meddling) that they're mocking the other side over.

BabylonBee Summed it up a few ways:

In 1980 Ted Turner started CNN, and put his left center spin on "the news". His later marriage to Hanoi Jane Fonda didn't help perceptions, nor did the newsrooms agenda convey a fully objective tone. He wanted to be the 24 hour version of the same left of center news outlets like CBS, ABC, NBC. So it was founded on his flavor of bias, and went downhill. It wouldn't be quite so bad, if they were just honest about it: but the faux air of objectivity, and denial of any bias, makes it worse.



I don't really think think that knowledge makes people humble, and arrogance makes people ignorant: that stuff comes from deeper down. But a little knowledge gives people a bravado that more knowledgable people often don't have (called the Dunning-Kruger effect). And arrogance makes people not question their righteousness. So there's a correlation, even if it's not causal. more...


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