Friday, August 26, 2011

"It doesn't matter ..."

You see, this is what pisses me off about ignorant assholes. They don't care about facts. They run around believing whatever some other ignorant spooge millionaire is being paid to tell them, even though the spooge on the TV knows what he's telling them is untrue, and probably so do the ignorant assholes:

On Fox & Friends Sunday, anchor Clayton Morris admitted that Fox News factcheckers have confirmed that man-made global warming is “certainly” real, but argued that it “doesn’t matter” because climate denial is popular among Fox News-watching conservatives. Morris contrasted Jon Huntsman’s defense of the National Academy of Sciences with Rick Perry’s claims that scientists have “manipulated data” to concoct manmade global warming:

MORRIS: If you dive into the weeds a little bit on this global warming thing, you see that it seems that facts are certainly on Huntsman’s side on all of this and fact checkers have come out, we’re actually having our own brain room look look at this right now that any of Perry’s comments don’t seem to hold a lot of water. It doesn’t matter. What’s resonating right now in South Carolina is helping Governor Perry tremendously and he fired back at Huntsman on global warming and gaining traction, facts or not. [em in orig]


I've learned, over the course of an interesting life, that people are more ready to believe what they want to hear than the actual facts about anything. Most people have their minds made up about something long before a talking head can give them facts. The ignorant assholes listen to the talking heads (Fox 'News') who merely confirm their original assumptions.


BadTux said...

Ya, 'cause ignoring unpleasant facts that don't agree with your ideology makes them go away and always has great outcomes. Just ask the Soviet Union. Oh wait... ;).

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
(Who has worked with former Soviets in the Silicon Valley, and their stories of how fubar that system was because of its denial of realities that didn't match their ideology are spectacular).

Gordon said...

After much thought, I have decided I have no argument with either side on climate change. The science is in on it, so I have no argument with "warmers" (us). And I have no argument with "deniers" (them) because it's a waste of time to argue facts with people who stick their fingers in their ears and holler "lalala" when truth is spoken that they do not want to hear.