The Washington Post is the perfect example of someone pointing a finger of blame at someone else when three are pointing back at them.
Such is the case with their latest foray into journalistic propaganda with this article:
What’s behind the confidence of the incompetent? This suddenly popular psychological phenomenon.
The Dunning-Kruger effect explains why unskilled people think they know it all and tend to be overconfident.
Quoting something in social psychology isn’t always a bright idea as it often veers into pop psychology and their experiments more times than not have serious flaws. Or they make stuff up. And there is a the issue of an academic journal monopoly.
But journalists, who are not empirically trained, are not experts, yet are very confident of the junk they puke in their work.
Like this piece of garbage that is, in fact, propaganda, meant to sound authoritative — and try to make people question their opinions and go defer to an authority source.
There are some serious problems with the article — and the “theory”. It is not an actual “thing.” It is a hypothetical construct that is dependent on the current academic narrative, and there are many alternative explanations that are more elegant and make more sense, even though it seems to nail journalists.
But the Washington Post loves its intellectually-stunted nincompoopity as they play make-pretend in public…