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09-21-2018 03:38 AM  29 days agoPost 1
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Watch at YouTube

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Buzz Buzz Buzz

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09-21-2018 03:47 AM  29 days agoPost 2
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That would be funny if it weren't so sad...

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09-21-2018 03:09 PM  29 days agoPost 3
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Old trick. I hope some level of skepticism starts to develop when we see this pattern of presentation.

The setup:
  • Pretend this happened at random
  • Make the viewer feel the sample is representative of a larger group
  • Assume the entire sample is shown
The execution
  • Video is heavily edited
  • Only the parts that support the conclusion are shown
  • Reiterate how the sample supported the conclusion
The makers of such content have a huge advantage here: Statistics.
Just interview enough people until you get the content you need.

Here are the questions/comments WE need to be making:
  • Did you notice how the interviewer changed shirts between the first and the second person being interviewed? And shirts just keep changing later in the video (Heavily Edited)
  • Did he explain how many questions were on that test? How many did those people get right vs. wrong? Nope.
  • Is the interviewer impartial to the results? Nope. His channel is full of videos targeting left wingers.
None of the stuff I just posted will make any sense until you watch something that uses the same tactics to prove a point that you know not to be true.

Like this one:

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09-21-2018 05:26 PM  29 days agoPost 4
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Damn you are a joy kill.

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09-21-2018 06:07 PM  29 days agoPost 5
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Life_Nerd
Damn you are a joy kill.
Just tired of seeing the same old tricks. But what's more important is that some people think it's legit.

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09-21-2018 06:12 PM  29 days agoPost 6
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tekparasite
[*] Only the parts that support the conclusion are shown
[*] Reiterate how the sample supported the conclusion
To simply agree with the interviewer is a sign that the individual is either a follower, uneducated/inexperienced or otherwise easily manipulated due to personal bias or (in a lot of these instances) fears looking like they are uninformed and would rather go with the flow and follow what they believe to be a popular view.

this does not happen with people who are honest with themselves and others around them.

and that is the true value of this video... to show that these people exist.

the real question is what proportion of these individuals make up our populace...

Im afraid that too many do... and these are the people that the government loves... easily manipulated and controlled based on fear and misinformation.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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09-21-2018 07:01 PM  28 days agoPost 7
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RM3
To simply agree with the interviewer is a sign that the individual is either a follower, uneducated/inexperienced or otherwise easily manipulated due to personal bias or (in a lot of these instances) fears looking like they are uninformed and would rather go with the flow and follow what they believe to be a popular view.
I agree with your points.
RM3
this does not happen with people who are honest with themselves and others around them.
That's my goal. Hopefully, I see this population grow.
RM3
the real question is what proportion of these individuals make up our populace...
Great question. I think an unbiased structured scientific-based study can greatly help here.
RM3
Im afraid that too many do... and these are the people that the government loves... easily manipulated and controlled based on fear and misinformation.
I agree, but I don't think it's limited to government. Companies also love these people in order to influence them into buying their products and/or use their services.

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09-22-2018 01:26 AM  28 days agoPost 8
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only a fool would watch that video and believe it had any actual validity. but around here, it doesn't take much to attract an audience.

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09-22-2018 12:32 PM  28 days agoPost 9
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Propaganda flows left, center and right. Are there people that are actually that dumb? Oh yeah, with no shortage of them either.

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09-22-2018 02:49 PM  28 days agoPost 10
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only a fool would watch that video and believe it had any actual validity...
Sometimes we just need to point it out to others; that's how we learn. If I can share something personal, my mother is on Facebook. You have no idea how many times I had to debunk events that got posted on her wall.

The media is very clever about presentation of information. They know how to push emotional buttons too. And they leverage our bias to their benefit.

It is up to us to keep each other grounded

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