I come on ATS in order to converse with conservatives here and learn their viewpoints. I will engage in constructive arguments that I try to keep
civil in order for my "liberal" ideas and their "conservative" ideas to troubleshoot each other and find and correct errors in each of the
I read a lot of news on Reddit and CNN that is left-leaning. While it is factual, it is biased and seems to leave out a lot of information. The left
seems to be composed of intellectuals these days, who are interested in laying out logical arguments and looking at facts and data and science. There
is the occasional opinion piece, but they are clearly labeled as opinion pieces, most of the time. One vital piece of information that has been left
out of left-wing news is the cost of Medicare for All. Sometimes the left-wing media is idealistic and not trained in economics.
I notice that the right-leaning sources feel more emotional, are also biased, and don't seem to be so factual this time around. Yes, I am serious that
they are emotional. Right-wing media often reads like some sort of emotional/philosophical rant or fear-mongering or propaganda instead of news. The
left-wing sources seem to be highly engaged in reporting facts and logical arguments, but they will sometimes leave out important information. The
right-wing sources also seem to be highly engaged in using psychological tricks to brainwash viewers, for example, reporting on that one time there
was a transgender sex offender in order to fear-monger instead of looking at the overall data on how they compare to the overall population. In the
right-wing media mind, it would be better to get every scary detail about the one instance on television in order to have the most emotional impact
and promote their agenda than to look at facts and data and come to a logical conclusion.
I read other places, like Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, and some news apps on my phone, one of them goes out of the way to produce sources
from both sides and label them accordingly. I had to start using it because I was getting too much bias to the left in my Reddit feed and online
Anyways, I have to come to ATS to engage in conversation, Reddit seems to have evolved into a place where each subreddit has its own social norms and
it is easy to end up talking to a bunch of people who agree with you without ever seeing other perspectives. Also, you can get seriously downvoted if
you enter the wrong subreddit (one that isn't aligned with your own take on life) and post a comment.
I am in search of factual and scientific information that can help produce coherent conservative arguments, economics is a good place to look for that
sort of thing. It is also good to get a conservative perspective.
I might try just listening and not even stating my own opinions.
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