Thursday, August 07, 2014
Media get ratings by stoking fear among the stupid
Just read an MSN report which ominously warned, "Tattoo inks can cause infections".
Perhaps the hysterical headline writers over at MSN haven't heard of the "Germ theory of disease causation" developed in the mid 16th Century. Ink doesn't cause infections, bacteria, viruses, fungi, or prions cause infections.
Millions of dumb Americans who were taught recycling in school instead of actual science, will only read the headline because that's all their attention spans will allow, and they will be irrationally fearful of tattoos now because they think the ink itself is dangerous. I don't know who are more deserving of my contempt, the irresponsible media or the willfully ignorant drones who accept whatever they're fed by them.