Greedy Goblin

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Weekend minipost: transgender gargoyle

I really stop reading Huffington post:

6 comments:

maxim said...

Erm how is "fleshrender" "transgender"?

Gevlon said...

I have no idea. But when I looked at it, I read it as "transgender", because Huffpo is full of it and it preloaded into my brain.

Anonymous said...

Which begs the question, why were you reading it in the first place?

Gevlon said...

To be informed of positions conflicting mine, not just sit in an echo chamber where we all agree.

Anonymous said...

> To be informed of positions conflicting mine, not just sit in an echo chamber where we all agree.

I'm a left-wing hippie moron. If I want to be informed of conflicting opinions then I'll read The Economist. I find the ideas within to be frequently inhumane or misguided, but they're internally consistent and presented in a comprehensible way. I sometimes find the statistics and arguments to be persuasive. If you want to increase the GDP of Malaysia by 12% then they could tell you how, although the answer might involve thousands of child workers being maimed.

Huffing Post is *not* a legitimate view into the political arguments of the left. It's a circlejerk in which authors congratulate themselves (and the reader) for already having all of the correct answers. And then they bemoan the fact that evil people are allowed to hold power in the world, without presenting a plan to fix anything. It's a good way to familiarize yourself with leftist buzzwords, but it's pretty vacuous in terms of actual policy. If you want to increase the GDP of Malaysia by 12% then they would advise you to impeach Trump.

Heck - HuffPo even allows anti-scientific charlatans to publish articles about medicine, because they're afraid that exercising BASIC journalistic standards might alienate a few insane people.

Anonymous said...

If you want to read left-wing positions, there are WAY better choices than Huff-Po, one of them even does a "Right wing sources you should read" each week.