A guy who thinks FOX News is propaganda that brainwashes liberals is getting a fifty-thousand dollar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In other words, a taxpayer funded grant. Why should taxpayers be forced to subsidize garbage like this?
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
NEH Gives $50,400 to Guy Who Thinks Fox News Can Brainwash Liberals
The National Endowment for the Humanities is giving over $50,000 for a study on propaganda to a philosopher who thinks watching Fox News can brainwash liberals.
The project, “Propaganda and Belief in the Modern World,” is a book-length study on the “psychology of belief formation.” Eric Mandelbaum, a “philosopher and cognitive scientist” at City University of New York, received fellowship funding in the NEH’s latest round of grants under the Trump administration.
Mandelbaum writes that “one can end up believing anything” in an article that concludes liberals can be brainwashed by watching Fox News.
“How can human beings, seemingly the smartest animals ever encountered, be so freaking dumb?” Mandelbaum muses on his “about me” page of his website, which he calls, “Thoughts about thoughts.”
“We seem to acquire beliefs with the ease with which we catch colds, yet we also seem to learn nothing,” he says.
Mandelbaum coauthored a paper in 2015, entitled, “Believing without Reason, or: Why Liberals Shouldn’t Watch Fox News.” In his beginning section, “Believing Badly,” Mandelbaum lists believing in God as one of several “odd beliefs” Americans hold.
Has this crackpot ever watched CNN or MSNBC? Sheesh!