Yeah, I just thought I’d piss more people off. No, that’s not it.
ignorance (n.): the condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.
Among the actions taken: issuing a filter, attaching a name to the information, finding ‘reason’ to insulate oneself from the information. And that’s an important word in describing it: insulation.
factual (adj.): the quality of being actual, true.
The quality of information is crucial. However, the stronger suite can overpower in the mind; often enough, it’s entertainment or sensationalism that wins out. To judge in a so-called ‘popular’ manner, but have less understanding.
Ignorance and understanding are diametrically opposed to each other. At least with facts, there is true common ground. …And, well, the ignorant will end up disagreeing with facts.
In the so-called “smart” world, the teacher abuses the student.
A false sense of truth, and a propaganda source that the information isn’t coming from an honest surrogate. Sometimes the insulation can be so great that already established facts can’t be used in ordinary places. It becomes more and more difficult for the actual truth tellers to get a word in edge-wise, until the reporting as well as the discussions left over are empty or full of fluff.
White House calls the factual CBS News headline “controversial”; supporters ignore the story.
Sharyl Attkisson had to deal with her own network, delaying and cutting up stories of her reporting that they didn’t like, until she finally quit.
Free Speech = Democracy
It makes no sense to me that silence would ever change a person’s mind, especially change one’s mind instead of clarifying… Being honest with yourself, you can’t just shut out others and believe you’re right.
When the message is a lie, when it’s not a reflection of Free speech, it’s not right. You may already get the surface on that… but ignorance works its ways in so many ways. Just because Attkisson spoke to Howard Kurtz on Fox News doesn’t mean that the information shouldn’t be trusted (because of the outlet, Fox News).
A fact depends on quality, not quantity or names.