Thursday, July 25, 2013

Listening to the wrong people

President Obama, in comments made to "young skulls full of mush" at Knox College in Galesburg IL, noted that the media tend to be very supportive of his proposals.    Now, apart from the media's well-known tendency towards the left, it seems to me that Mr. Obama has a huge problem; he is listening to the wrong people.

You see, journalists are trained, well, to write within the confines of standard practice (e.g. AP Style) and the law, and this takes about 25% to 35% of the available credit-hours.  Add 40 credit-hours of required courses, and another 40 credit-hours of whatever else the student desires, and they have their degree.....and thus go out into the world having no in-depth knowledge of any subject. 

With such a background, it's no surprise that they're liberal, but more importantly, if Obama is listening to journalists for his feedback, what it means is that he's hearing only the voices of the uneducated. 

In short, he's in a very, very dangerous position.  Hopefully he starts listening to the economics faculty of George Mason University soon, to put it mildly, before we're sunk. 

And, for that matter, maybe it's time to reconsider how journalists are being trained and selected, as ironically, the profession that reports on reality is one with the lowest understanding of reality out there.

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