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epistemic closure

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  • “One of the more striking features of the contemporary conservative movement is the extent to which it has been moving toward epistemic closure. Reality is defined by a multimedia array of interconnected and cross promoting conservative blogs, radio programs, magazines, and of course, Fox News. Whatever conflicts with that reality can be dismissed out of hand because it comes from the liberal media, and is therefore ipso facto not to be trusted. (How do you know they’re liberal? Well, they disagree with the conservative media!) ”

    JulianSanchez.com, Frum, Cocktail Parties, and the Threat of Doubt, by Julian Sanchez, March 26, 2010

    April 28, 2010