David and his guest discuss how the internet feeds confirmation bias.
In the Portland Press-Herald, Greg Kesich dissects several Republican disinformation campaigns and offers some hints for separating spotting the cons. A snippet:
There’s plastic every where. Here’s an excerpt for the story in The Denver Post:
There are no limits in place, or standards, for this type of pollution, and federal scientists suggested the “microplastics” come from clothing through laundry drier vents, household materials such as tarps, and packaging that degrades, releasing bits that blow in the wind and wash into water — and presumably are evaporated into the atmosphere.
USGS scientists found more plastic particles in water samples drawn from the urban sites — which followed a line from the National Jewish Hospital in east Denver through downtown to Arvada, the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus and Boulder Canyon.
But Wetherbee and his team also found frequent plastics contamination in water samples drawn at a mountain site near Nederland and at a relatively isolated Loch Vale site at an elevation of 10,364 feet above sea level beneath towering peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park — a watershed that scientists have monitored for more than 20 years for chemical contamination from wind and rain.
(Why do I see a move to Kansas City in these researchers’ future?)
One more time, pretty damn far.
There is no truth to the rumor that Wells-Fargo is led by a “Godfather of the Board.”
The Portland Press-Herald’s Bill Nemitz searches for straight answers about agitators for armed assaults of assembled Americans, but encounters a veritable vacuum of veracity.
The Des Moines Register’s Rekha Basu comments on Congressman Steve King’s (R-Cloud Cuckoo Land) defense of rape and incest. A snippet:
Accused rapists have long defended themselves by claiming it didn’t happen, or the victim “asked for it,” maybe by dressing too provocatively. But never, to my knowledge, has a defense rested on a claim that rape itself isn’t such a bad thing.
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At Psychology Today Blogs, Rosemary K. M. Sword and Philip Zimbardo point out that we’ve been here before. A nugget:
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