A broad base of information, apparently, is a Liberal bias. This is actually an accurate assessment. Liberal thought comes from accepting a variety of viewpoints and weighing them according to their demonstrable value.
The Liberal perspective is not afraid of hearing from other cultures, other ways of viewing the world. The problem is that Religious folks only want to hear their own ideas parroted back to them.
Before the obvious argument comes back, I’ll point out that we’ve had to hear religious zealots spouting their nonsense for centuries. They’re tapped—let’s get the new info a platform.
Science is Liberal, then. So we shouldn’t allow science to get anywhere near the simple-minded, or they may accidentally learn something before they can change the channel to some deranged, exploitive telepreacher whose claim to legitimacy is that he can afford to buy network airtime—which he does by lying to and exploiting his naive, fearful followers.
It is frightening that the wackos on the Right cannot see that Science only seems liberal if you’re so far over the edge that perspective is totally lost.
These people don’t want to learn. PBS presents 90% of the useful programming on TV, as it offers chances to see scientists and researchers and historians at work. The argument seems to be that these intelligent, educated people should throw away their pursuits and join the church.
Amazing how, when studies show that college professors are a largely left-leaning group, some sort of bias is suggested. Well, the bias is this: people who think and study and research are exposed to many different views and a wide variety of information. Therefore, they develop open minds and become “Liberal.”
The questioning mind is what has given mankind its modern advantages. (I should add that the morons who exploit this knowledge without understanding it can be blamed for a fair share of our modern problems.)
The unquestioning mind gave us a nice long era known as the Dark Ages. Just because you want to live in the dismal past, don’t insist that the rest of us join you. Your fear of knowledge will be our undoing.
Let’s bring back widespread monasticism, so these people will have a place to be alone with their thoughts and leave the rest of us to move forward.