Sunday, October 07, 2012

Lies We Love

"We don't collect news to inform us. We collect news to affirm us. It used to be that we disagreed on the solution but agreed in the problem. Now we don't even agree on the problem."

That's a quote from Frank Luntz in a Time article I'm reading. The article is about how humans prefer lies in line with their world views over the truth.

Probably why we watch more comedies than documentaries. Fiction is just more fun than facts.

Not new news, but both Obama and Romney are blatantly calling 'facts' that are indeed fiction. Mainly because Americans don't demand (or expect) the truth from our leaders.

Unfortunate that we have more loyalty to our parties and our leaders than ourselves.