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Response to TheWraith (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 06:13 AM

5. It's a "mÍme" reinforced by "the facts". After that it's all a matter of confirmation bias.

 


It's one of those sweet spots (or gaping chasms) in human psychology that is easiest to exploit. Once a person has made a decision about something or taken a position on an issue, they suddenly become more open to information that supports that position and averse to information that detracts from it... as you are no doubt aware.

The media has effectively swayed people to believe that OWS is behaving worse than they really are. Now people that expect to see aggression, squalor, and obstruction will. Unfortunately, there is just barely enough there to give truth to the mÍme.

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