Bias makes you stupid. It interferes with our objective judgment, makes us unreasonable and unfair, leads to poor decisions and the loss of the respect of others. Seldom will one see a more striking example than the current post on The Daily Kos, the unhinged far left website, by earnest, progressive, biased and struck-stupid commentator Mark E. Anderson.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a potential Republican presidential contender who is hated by progressives with an unseemly passion for his successful vanquishing of public employee unions in a traditionally liberal state. He never graduated from college: he left the University of Marquette in his senior year to take advantage of a business opportunity, and never looked back. Good for him.
In a recent interview, addressing his lack of bachelors degree, Walker said,
“I’ve got a master’s degree in taking on the big government special interests, and I think that is worth more than anything else that anybody can point to.”
Does anyone reading that sentence, knowing its context and being educated sufficiently to have a passing familiarity with the basic tools of rhetoric, such as irony, metaphor, and hyperbole, misunderstand what Walker was saying?
Well, both Anderson and his editors at the Daily Kos did misunderstand Walker’s obvious—to the non-hate addled—meaning. Believe it or not, they jointly allowed the site to post Anderson’s embarrassing screed titled,
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claims to have a master’s degree
Yup…it really is called that. The title would be unethically deceitful if the writer wasn’t so obviously serious, writing,
“He does not get to say he has a non-existent master’s degree. He has not earned one—he does not know what non-traditional students have to sacrifice for their education. He has never wondered if he will have enough money for food after he pays his tuition bill, or if he can afford diapers after purchasing a textbook. He has never slaved away for months on something, putting heart and soul into it, only to have a professor rip it to shreds in less than five minutes, and to have loved ones walk out of your life.No, Walker does not have a master’s degree in taking on the big government special interests. He is a college dropout.”
This even worse than Fox News’ recent bout of confirmation bias, lazily reporting absurd claims that whole cities in Great Britain and France were Islamic enclaves. That was a matter of believing something unlikely because they want it to be true, and not bothering to check the facts. Anderson had all the facts right in front of him, and still can’t comprehend them. That’s bias blindness.
Yes, Mr. Anderson, Gov. Walker is a college dropout, and as such, with your help, he has proved a fact of life: formal education is not a prerequisite of success and leadership ability, and all the degrees in the world can’t overcome the brain rot that accompanies blinding hate and bias.
Source :Daily Kos