Watching BBC News i have noticed that there is an absolute desperation for balance / to appear impartial, which is usually at the expense of presenting actual facts. The truth has been politicised.
An example of this has been the failure to mention that one side within academia / economist circles is a minority view (it is safe to say the leave side is a minority view amongst these).
The obsession with setting up debates, insisting that views differ and each side is neck on neck (with regards to credible qualitative and quantitative proof from experts) has made things worse. This has allowed politicians to create more bs figures and to repeat untruths.
What has made this worse is the demonisation of academics and various other experts and economists - tarring them all with the same brush as bankers that caused the financial crisis. I have found the disregard for 'expert' opinion shown throughout this debate to be dangerous. The school of thought which somehow sees the public as knowing better than any 'experts' ("what the hell do those experts know about real life?")
Has the desperation for balance made things worse?
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