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Fri Dec 16, 2016, 03:11 PM

55. Eichenwald has done good work ...

... and like I said in my first post, Carlson is full shit. But when I hear unsubstantiated claims about mental hospitals, my knee-jerk response is skepticism AND I don't think it is beneficial to use as a talking point, because if untrue it can be turned back around on us.

Look at it from my point of view. Because of my job, I've been attacked by anti-vaxxers, chem-trailers, supporters of Tea Party politicians, etc., etc., not because I made attacks, but because I simply found facts that went against them. I'm an extreme skeptic and anything that sounds too good to be true sets off alarms for me.

Personally, I would be happy if it were true. But it's not something I'm going to get my hopes up about. I don't mean to come off as the guy who walks in and pisses on the birthday cake, but I just want to win and I am afraid that embracing things that can likely wind up not being true or entrenching ourselves too ideologically will hurt that.

I mean, I'm freaked out too.

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