Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 13, 2017

Michael Grothaus, Fast Company: One of the worst feelings I can think of is knowing that you've let someone --- you. ... We've all been there: talking to a boss or client or salesperson who is espousing information that you know is patently false, but you keep your mouth shut. I asked Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the University of Washington and owner of the website Calling---.org, why this is. "This varies tremendously across cultural settings, but in many settings, it is hard to call someone out on their B.S. Calling someone out on B.S. is a forceful act and is often seen as disrespectful," Bergstrom says. In other words, calling --- when you see it can make you more productive. So that's exactly what I decided to do for a week: Call out anyone and everyone as soon as I realized they were --- me.

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Per the great Pulitzer-quality article above ...

Of course, the context matters too, and when trying to spot --------, the messenger is as important as the message.

Does the person delivering the message have anything to gain by how you choose to act on the information?

If you can keep that question in mind, it's much easier to spot people who may be ------------ you.


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#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-11-11 07:10 PM | Reply

Bull S--t Pinch!

#2 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-13 11:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Reminds me of this study on pseudo-profound --------. journal.sjdm.org It helps to keep this information in mind whenever someone thinks Ben Shapiro is a credible source.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-13 12:37 PM | Reply

That this article has received so few comments leads me to believe that it cuts too close to the bone. I know, on a daily basis, I hear people espousing hateful rhetoric and expecting me to agree with them. Sorry, I can't but I can't also get into an argument with them every day, it's too time consuming, it might cause problems where I work, etc. But, the fact is, we are all confronted with Trump supporters every day. Don't try to battle them with facts, not even facts about things that will affect their own lives like that the healthcare they depend on is going to be taken away. No, it's best to just nod your head and avoid those people whenever possible and when it's not to switch the subject to things like football (which I know nothing about).

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-15 07:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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