Couldn’t Pay Them Enough

The FCC proposed an initiative to put agents into newsrooms across the country to check for “perceived station bias”.

Apparently they don’t want to have to sit down and actually watch MSNBC, either.

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  1. The proposal was couched in typical government weasel-words.

    They wouldn’t study whether there was actually bias or not; they’d only have to report on whether it was perceived or not.

    And they don’t even specify who does the perceiving. It could be themselves.

    [Much like government programs to “raise awareness” of something.. By whom, and to what pre-determined level? Doesn’t the mere act of writing the proposal raise awareness by itself? And is awareness a goal in itself, or is some second step contemplated?]

    Thus, social science is not a science at all. Q.E.D.



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