Thursday, January 26, 2017

Loyalty to the truth versus loyalty to the team

Which picture has more people in it?

In a survey conducted on the Sunday and Monday after Pres. Trump's inauguration, 15% of Trump voters said the one on the left. Only 2% of Clinton voters, and only 3% of nonvoters, said the same.

I do not believe that Trump voters can't count, nor that they have bad eyesight.

Rather, they are deliberately giving a false answer – what psychologists euphemistically call expressive responding – to show their loyalty.

Sadly, it appears that they have greater loyalty to their team than to the truth.


Mac said...

B One on the right. And irrelevant.

Gruntled said...

Agreed, But the fact that the president keeps lying about it is what makes it relevant.

Barry said...

And the sad fact that many of his robot supports accept the lie and believe it makes in relevant and sad and critical.