January 20, 2019

Gell-Man Effect

Neo has a good piece on the attempted defenestration of the boys from Covington. 

 Way too many people reporting this sort of thing and making it go viral on Twitter are uninterested in getting the facts right or telling the truth. They know from previous experience that a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on. They count on it, and they know that most of the people ranting and raving about this and wanting to punch that Covington kid in the mouth and ruin his life will never, never ever, believe that the first story wasn’t the real story.
Read the whole thing.

There is an abnormally long post at Instapundit covering it as well.   

The Gell Mann Amnesia Effect is real and it is toxic. 

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

— Michael Crichton

There are people foreign and domestic who want us to fall upon each other without mercy. A huge amount of what passes as news is intended to facilitate this. Double check everything you can. 

Related: Styxenhammer666 has a video on this, but its on Bitchute now because YouTube declared defending these kids to be racist and pulled it from You Tube

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1 Yeah, this was exactly a "wet streets cause rain" story.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Jan 21 07:53:23 2019 (PiXy!)

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