In case you missed it, Hostess Brands Inc., maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, announced today that all plants have ceased operation. This comes after a liquidation threat earlier in the week if workers continued to strike. Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year.
A recent Facebook status by a person who will remain nameless goes:
I’m sure the Hostess closure is an isolated incident and has nothing to do with the reelection of President Obama. And if you believe that, I have a Twinkies factory to sell you. Rob Peter to pay Paul? Peter just told Paul to stick it! – by Anonymous Facebook User
I have a two-word response: Confirmation bias – What is confirmation bias you ask?
According to Science Daily:
In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) is a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions, leading to statistical errors. - Science Daily
According to me:
In politics, confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) is a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions, leading to making an ass of one’s self.
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