Francesca Tripodi, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Virginia, has released a report that is quite frankly fascinating. Titled “Searching for Alternative Facts” and released on 16th May, it lays out the results of her research within upper-middle class conservative Christian communities in Virginia in 2017. People who believe and read the bible often tend … Read more How do Conservative Christians find Alternative Facts?
Since we live in the age of “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts”, then knowing how people work out what is and is not actually true is something I find interesting, and I suspect I’m not alone in this. If I picked my personal top 10 most reliable news sources, you might simply agree, but then … Read more Top 10 most reliable news sources vs bottom 10
There is a new study that takes a rather serious look into the idea that you can psychologically inoculate people. Well yes, with my tongue firmly placed in my cheek I believe the term we use to describe that is the word “Education”. OK, so putting the teasing to one side, it is actually both … Read more Can you vaccinate against “Alternative Facts”?
I am proud to announce that I personally survived the #BowlingGreenMassacre and can officially mark myself on social media as “safe”. Many of my friends are also announcing that they also survived. “Hey, what happened?” you might ask. The story is this. Last Thursday Kellyanne Conway (yes ‘her’), appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews. There she proceeded defend the illegal, … Read more I survived the #BowlingGreenMassacre
As you are most probably aware by now, the new buzzword of the moment is “Alternative Fact”. It arose when Kellyanne Conway, a Trump adviser, was challenged on “Meet the Press” last Sunday about an official White House statement issued the previous day. #SpicerFacts Monday saw the first official White House press briefing, but last Saturday the new White House press secretary, … Read more What does “Alternative fact” actually mean?