CNN: Stop 'Doing Your Own Research'CNN's Brian Stelter presents the case against reading and thinking for yourself
Sep. 20, 2021
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People "doing their own research" is highly problematic and hurting the government's pandemic response, CNN reports.
From CNN (Archive):
Four little words — "do your own research" — are hurting the US pandemic response, CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. And it is having real consequences as personalities from Nicki Minaj to Sean Hannity continue to promote the idea.
[...] "Science is a consensus building process," [Renee DiResta, research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory] said. "Not something where we know the facts immediately, the moment that someone wants to be Googling for them."The New York Times in February published a similar article stating that "critical thinking" "isn't helping in the fight against misinformation."
The article argued that instead of looking at all sides of an issue and thinking critically about it for one's self, everyone should just look up stuff on Wikipedia and take whatever the biased leftists who run the site say as gospel.
USA Today in April issued a warning against browsing for books, insisting it can lead people down an "extremist rabbit hole."
Last year, Forbes ran an article titled, "You Must Not 'Do Your Own Research' When It Comes to Science," which Stelter appears to have just cribbed.
A recent MIT study found that purebloods are actually "highly informed," "scientifically literate" and "sophisticated."
The issue came up during the FDA's recent hearing on booster shots:
In contrast, the average CNN watcher is a complete moron.
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