Your opponents’ policy preferences aren’t going to lead us to certain doom, and other ways hyperbole degrades public discourse.
Best article I've ever read. Brilliant. Truly Brilliant.
That's meant as good hyperbole.
Sadly all this is true. And a continuous surfeit of OTT predictions, appeals and threats actually desensitises us all: to the extent we no longer believe any of it, anyway. The post-truth society breeds cynics.
Hyperbole combined with biased media is a dangerous combination.
look, the current political climate is such that bubbles form and there is no major downside to employing hyperbole because, well, who's going to complain? the other side? we don't care about them. our side? why are they going against their side, those filthy traitors?
of course this just rolls and rolls, causing both sides to get farther and farther from reality and thus the hyperbole gets worse and worse
I wonder if the current tendency in those under 45 to utilize “I feel” statements instead of “I think” or “I believe” contributes to the perception that what one feels is superior to what one reasons.