Let’s use the example of the recent debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham to illustrate this point. Prior to the first question of the debate, I guarantee you that a whole bunch of writers on both sides of the ideological divide had at least the outline of their stories proclaiming an EPIC WIN for their guy ready to publish online as soon as the final word was spoken.
And what was accomplished? I’m sure that very few (if any) people changed their minds from watching the debate. And let’s face it, if you’re smart enough to actually understand science and not lousy arguments like “the Holy Bible says,” you probably already believed in evolution anyhow. Who benefited? Well, Ken Ham was given further media attention and made money for his Creation Museum, which is about as scientifically accurate as chemtrails or the claims that President Obama is really a shape-shifting alien from another dimension. Don’t laugh, there are people who actually believe in these easily debunked claims.
By giving them or Ken Ham any media primetime beyond what is absolutely necessary, it keeps their crazy ideas in the public eye which gives them additional credibility with their followers. In turn, this ensures that they, and the media, keep making money every time a story breaks about yet another “INSANE” pundit or political celebrity making an outrageous comment.
So here’s a list of the top 5 people we could either completely ignore or at least give as little attention to as possible.
If you really want these people to go away, stop talking about them unless absolutely necessary. When your weird uncle who always sends you those emails with “FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW” in the subject line posts something about Benghazi or some weird story about Obama implanting RFID chips, don’t engage them.
Let’s not descend into the pig pen of sexist and transphobic comments, no matter how disgusting someone’s politics and remarks are. If we can’t do that, then we’re no better than them. We need a national political discussion with less stupid, vitriolic commentary that is designed to make money and keep people divided. Ignoring people like these grifters and political side show freaks is the first place to start.
Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/5-people-liberals-need-stop-paying-attention/