Up until midway through the 19th century, the Iraqi Jewish community was one of the oldest continuous communities in the world and the oldest such community outside of Israel, with a proud history spanning over 2,600 years. Today, fewer than ten Jews remain in the country. While there are many reasons for the decimation of this community, one event in particular stands out: The Farhud, the unprovoked massacre of Jewish Iraqis by their fellow compatriots in a frenzy of nationalist, pro-Nazi rage.
HuffPo, Forbes and the National Review published posts characterizing Epstein as a wealthy businessman with a passion for science in the years following his release, without any mention of his criminal past.
After years of pretending that due process is a thing of the past and all we need is to #BelieveWomen, the Democrats have decided that conservative women should be thoroughly investigated when they make #MeToo claims, (especially if the claims bring down a Democrat).
Al Franken was forced by fellow Democrats to resign his Senate seat over a photo of the former comedian appearing to grab the breasts of a conservative talk show host while she was sleeping. She also accused him of forcing a kiss on her that was unwanted that he had written into a skit for a USO tour she performed with the former senator. After “rushing to judgement” as they now claim they did, the Democrats have unleashed the far-left New Yorker to tear conservative talk show host Leeann Tweeden’s life apart. Seven Democrat lawmakers now say they regret urging Franken to resign and, magically, there is a painfully long exposé to go along with their confession in the New Yorker by Jane Mayer.
The microscope was turned up to full power as the crack reporters at the New Yorker turned their fury and rage over losing Franken onto a woman who had actual photographic evidence of the abuse she says she suffered (unlike any of the other accusers in the #MeToo scandals, including their favorite victim, Christine Blasey-Ford, who never had any evidence).
For almost a decade now, psychological science has been undergoing a significant replication crisis wherein many previously held truisms are proving to be false. Put simply, many psychological findings that make it into headlines, or even policy statements issued by professional guilds like the American Psychological Association, are false and rely upon flimsy science. This happens for two reasons. The first is publication bias wherein studies that find novel, exciting things are preferred to those that find nothing at all. And second, death by press release, or the tendency of psychology to market trivial and unreliable outcomes as having more impact than they actually do.