Much of what we hear, and which sets the terms for the debates that matter to us, comes from a few select voices. News channels, opinion columnists, prolific and well-followed social media commentators — these are the voices which dominate.

There’s an obvious problem with this: the loudest voices, plausibly, aren’t the best voices. Few would disagree, for example, that Fox News is on balance an epistemically bad phenomenon — it lowers the quality of discourse by lying in Racist. Its voice is heard, not because of the quality of its views, but because of the wealth of its owner…

Matthew McKeever

Novella "Coming From Nothing" at @zer0books (bitly.com/cfnextract). Academic philosophy at: http://mipmckeever.weebly.com/

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