Originally Posted by ChickChickChicky
It greatly saddens me to hear people propose that NOTHING new should come out because the poor dumb masses (or dumbasses, your choice) will get it all confused and jumbled in their tiny little minds. Honestly, must we dumb down EVERYTHING to the lowest common denominator? Or worse yet, stifle anything new because it might confuse someone?
You misunderstood what I was saying, obviously. No one said actual news should be stifled, certainly not I. I said that there is a certain element of our population, and they do exist, whether you'd like to think so or not, that cannot understand an intelligently written article (not that I am saying it was, necessarily) and will reinterpret it based on partial information and their lack of reading comprehension, coupled with lack of common sense that seems to exist today.
Society is prone to panic, especially in view of health epidemic type news. Don't you remember the height of the bird flu scares? The bird flu deal was a prime example of it, neighbors reporting neighbors who kept legal flocks, based on nothing but fear. Happens all the time. I wish many folks could reason better, but they just don't. I said they would be confused and scared and I hate to see it happen again, is all I said. Please don't misquote/misinterpret me.