January 19, 2010
Conservatives are objectively, demonstrably wrong about everyfuckingthing.
The corollary to this is that they either lie to themselves and/or others for their own perceived gain–think David Brooks, Bill Kristol, and the like–or are abject dumbfucks–think teabagger “morans”.
The single most severe political problems of our time is that the mass media–for a variety of reasons–simply refuses to point this out, and rather fetishizes “balance” and false equivalence. The reason that academia “leans left” is that fewer liars and dumbfucks are attracted to academia than they are to other professions, because they correctly intuit that a human enterprise aimed at (while certainly not always achieving) figuring out the nature of actual reality is not as conducive to their lies and dumbfuckery as are professions like law, business, “journalism”, and the like.