1/ The Friday White House Press Gaggle That Didn't Invite "Fake News"
In an unprecedented move the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosted a press gaggle on Friday without extending invitations to CNN, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, and the BBC:
An interesting read about the science behind reason, the quote that stands out:
This lopsidedness, according to [studies by] Mercier and Sperber, reflects the task that reason evolved to perform, which is to prevent us from getting screwed by the other members of our group. Living in small bands of hunter-gatherers, our ancestors were primarily concerned with their social standing, and with making sure that they weren’t the ones risking their lives on the hunt while others loafed around in the cave. There was little advantage in reasoning clearly, while much was to be gained from winning arguments.
As a long time listener of Glenn Beck, I consider him to be one of the few conservatives that I can at least trust to give an honest opinion and perspective (even though sometimes I don’t entirely agree with it). So when I see these headlines, they really stand out: