The new (Jan-Feb) issue of Mother Jones includes an article dismissive of DeepCapture, giving this site a 4 out of 5 on their tinfoil-hat meter without pretense of contradictory argument or evidence. Instead, Elizabeth Gettelman (research editor of Mother Jones) simply says “Fuhgeddaboutit” regarding DeepCapture’s thesis (which she also distorts). As far as I can tell, Ms. Gettelman’s idea of reasoned discourse is, “I work at Mother Jones, so I do not need to make as coherent an argument as one would expect from a college sophomore.”
In response, I posted this on InvestorVillage:
Well I thought I had seen it all. But I had not. Mother Jones has sided against us.
For years I listened to Lefties in academia. They could not say anything without working in the word “corporation”… They decry markets without knowing, in general, what they are talking about. They complain about unseemly relationships among corporations, government officials, and the corporate press.
But now they are faced with an actual series of events, entirely documented, whereby the public has been ripped off by the corporations that dominate our capital market while the government issued hall passes and the captured press obediently refused to report even when their faces were shoved into the data. In short, they have been handed precisely the situation that they have been fantasizing about for years. And what do they do? They say it is all far too improbable, and defend the Establishment.
Here is the Mother Jones article I’m talking about. If you feel like doing so, leave a comment.
Over the following days a number of folks showed up at Mother Jones and wrote comments that were critical of MotherJones, but not overly aggressive or inappropriate. Yesterday those comments disappeared. Maybe they’ll reappear, but for now, the position of Mother Jones is: Something is true simply because they say so, thus their journalism need include neither facts nor argument, and dissenting opinion should be expunged.
Why am I not surprised?
Please follow the links in the preceding post, and if you share my astonishment that Mother Jones would publish a piece of such low intellectual caliber, free to leave you opinion on the article itself, and on Mother Jones’ backtalk page. Maybe if you are lucky the censors will permit your voice to be heard.