“It’s so great that President Smith is finally bombing that country!”

“But when President Johnson did the same thing, you thought it was a terrible idea.”

“Well, this is different.”

 

Why do humans constantly revert to what-aboutism, where, no matter their views on a subject, if someone or something they like is part of it, they say that THAT particular person is okay doing it? Why do we run away when evidence is shown to us regarding a strongly-held belief? Shouldn’t we be happy to have more information? Listen with an open mind this week as Rachel talks about bias and polarization in regards to more recent events.

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