Fermenting Opinions S02E03: An Unintentional Part Two with Ben Watkins

On this episode of Fermenting Opinions our last guest, Ben Watkins of the Real Atheology podcast, returns to us following a bizarre exchange that took place on social media between several Facebook “friends” and himself in regards to the Nunes memo being released. We first discuss the actual content of this memo which alleges bias and corner-cutting on the part of the FBI in its obtaining of the FISA warrant on Trump-affiliated Carter Page.

We go on to discuss with Ben how the memo served more or less as a Rorschach test for those who read it and how confirmation bias and other fallacious argumentation plays such a large and damaging roll in political discourse. This was of course well evidenced by the nature of the commentary Ben encountered from his Facebook interlocutors.

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