Few writers have influenced me like Paul Rosenberg has. He has a great gift for being able to take complex issues and to state the essential truths at stake. I’ve been enjoying his ongoing series of essays about recognizing and countering logical fallacies. His latest is on how to deal with loaded questions.
Bias in mass media is nothing new. Anyone who has been paying attention has recognized the trend for many decades. What’s astonishing is the amount of open deception and gaslighting we’re seeing today where mass media denies reality with a straight face and social media attempts to filter any attempts to challenge the narrative. As Jeffrey A. Tucker explains, nowhere is this more true than in the blizzard of bogus journalism on Covid.
Among the many things for which I’m thankful this year, I appreciate those individuals who have found the courage to make a principled stand against authoritarianism. Jon Miltimore has a great article about Waffle House and its CEO’s stand against lockdowns.