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  • Scott Adams on Charlottsville 'fake news'

    02/16/2018 9:33:06 AM PST · by RedStateRocker · 17 replies
    The Dilbert Blog ^ | 2/14/18 | Scott Adams
    The Charlottesville Fake News Was the Best Persuasion Play of the Past Year Posted February 14, 2018
  • ‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams talks new book and why he backs Donald Trump

    12/07/2017 6:06:20 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chuck Barney
    If you spent Election Night last November in utter disbelief and concluded that Donald Trump was a clown who stumbled into a lucky win, you missed “one of the most important perceptual shifts” in human history.
  • Scott Adams explains TDS: ‘How to know if you’re in a mass hysteria bubble’

    08/18/2017 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American ^ | August 18, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and the pundit who best explained and predicted the Trump victory last year, diagnoses Trump Derangement Syndrome as a manifestation of the historical phenomenon of mass hysterias. As usual, there is a lot to chew on, and Adams adds his master persuader perspective to the question. Along the way, he covers the role of cognitive dissonance in the process of creating and reinforcing the the fantasy bubble. This phenoemnon in its current manifestation was noted by Patricia McCarthy today: Trump's press conference on Tuesday made the left's heads explode. Why? Because everything he said...
  • Goodbye ISIS, hello losers

    05/23/2017 9:07:30 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 28 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 05/23/2017 | Scott Adams
    President Trump just gave ISIS its new name: Losers. (Short for Evil Losers). If you think that’s no big deal, you’re wrong. It’s a big deal. This is – literally – weapons-grade persuasion from the most powerful Master Persuader of our time. As I have taught you in this blog, President Trump’s clever nicknames for people are not random. They are deeply engineered for visual impact and future confirmation bias. In this case, the visuals will be provided by future terror attacks. That reinforces the “evil” part, obviously. But more importantly, the Losers will be doing nothing but losing on...
  • Time to End Presidential Press Briefings?

    05/22/2017 2:57:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 5-22-17 | Scott Adams
    Personally, I enjoy watching Sean Spicer spar with the press. It’s good entertainment. But press briefings don’t make sense in 2017. And they certainly don’t make sense for a Trump presidency. I’ll tell you why. The role of press briefings is to create two complementary illusions. The first illusion is that the administration is providing new and useful information. That rarely happens. And when it does, it could have been done more easily in the form of a press release in response to a written inquiry. A written response can be faster than a press briefing because it doesn’t depend...
  • Today's Dilbert - Great Dig at AGW True Believers

    05/14/2017 6:06:12 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 34 replies ^ | 5/14/2017 | Scott Adams
    Worth a click
  • Scott Adams of Dilbert Fame Weighs in on Comey Firing

    05/10/2017 11:12:31 AM PDT · by realDan · 24 replies
    The Scott Adams Blog ^ | 5/10/2017 | Scott Adams
    What do Bernie Sanders’ hair and CNN have in common today? They are both saying, “Comey” every time you look at them. The news coverage of Comey’s firing has become excellent entertainment. This is the biggest cognitive dissonance cluster bomb we’ve seen since election night. This one has everything. For starters, the topic is too complicated for the public, and even the pundits. That creates a situation in which we’ll all invent our own version of the movie in our heads. Where there is confusion, complexity, and emotion there is usually lots of cognitive dissonance. We got all of that.
  • Pre-Bribing a President

    05/10/2017 4:09:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies ^ | May 3, 2017 | Scott Adams
    It is illegal to bribe a president. But it is totally legal to pre-bribe one. Here’s how a pre-bribe works. When a president leaves office, you offer the ex-president an enormous speaking fee. Let’s say $400,000. The ex-president does the speech and banks the money. The ex-president has no power at that point, so the speaking fee can’t be seen as a bribe because there is no quid pro quo. But what about the president that is in office while this happens? Do you think the current president notices when the the prior president gets a $400,000 payday for an...
  • Where’s My Immigration Prediction Model?

    05/09/2017 5:29:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 10 replies ^ | 5/8/17 | Scott Adams
    Where’s My Immigration Prediction Model? Posted May 8th, 2017 @ 12:11pm in #immigration #muslim If scientists can make climate prediction models that are reliable (or so they tell us), why can’t they do the same with Muslim immigration predictions? Predicting the average temperature on Earth ten years from now is hard. There are too many variables. But predicting the outcome of immigration policies probably involves far fewer variables. All we need to do is look at other countries that experienced lots of Muslim immigration and subtract out the countries that reversed the trend with military force, because I assume we...
  • The Air Comes Out of the Anti-Trump Balloon

    04/18/2017 11:00:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 22 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 4-18-17 | Scott Adama
    In January of this year, President Trump’s critics were marching in the streets because they believed he was about to go full-Hitler. Or maybe he was just crazy, and about to do something dangerously stupid. Today their biggest complaint is that President Trump hasn’t shared his tax returns with the public. How’s everything else looking? The economy? Looking good. North Korea? Looks like China is on our side. Good sign. Syria? Those Tomahawk missiles were downright “Presidential” Illegal Immigration? Already down 70% from Trump’s persuasion alone. Supreme Court? Gorsuch is respected and qualified, even if you don’t like his ways....
  • Scott Adams: The Syrian Gas Attack Persuasion

    04/06/2017 5:30:30 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    According to the mainstream media – that has been wrong about almost everything for a solid 18 months in a row – the Syrian government allegedly bombed its own people with a nerve agent. The reason the Assad government would bomb its own people with a nerve agent right now is obvious. Syrian President Assad – who has been fighting for his life for several years, and is only lately feeling safer – suddenly decided to commit suicide-by-Trump. Because the best way to make that happen is to commit a war crime against your own people in exactly the way...
  • Trump and Healthcare

    03/25/2017 7:28:19 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 42 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 03/25/2017 | Scott Adams
    Today we are witnessing one of the most important events in political history. But you probably can’t see it because the news is talking about healthcare, and how Ryan and Trump totally failed to get enough votes. The real story is happening in parallel with the healthcare story, and that’s what renders it invisible.
  • Some Fake News About Me from Bloomberg

    03/22/2017 4:55:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 22 Mar, 2017 | Scott Adams
    Last autumn, before the election, a writer for Bloomberg asked to spend a day with me to interview me for a feature piece about my blogging on Trump, and my life in general. I could tell from the initial conversation that it was going to be a hostile article......... I quickly determined that agreeing to the interview would be foolhardy. Obviously it was going to be a hit piece...... If I agreed to the interview, I knew I would be making myself the target of ridicule and shame, baring my flaws to the world – both the real ones and...
  • Imaginary News

    02/18/2017 9:22:28 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 17 Feb, 2017 | Scott Adams
    I think we can all agree that there has been plenty of fake news coming from both sides. Fake news is usually intentional, although in some cases it is the result of honest mistakes. But lately we are seeing an entirely new type of untrue news. I call it Imaginary News. Here’s a good example from the Huffington Post. I watched President Trump’s press conference with the alleged “meltdown,” and all I saw was Trump talking the way he normally talks. The Huffington Post watched and apparently saw some other set of circumstances. That means we have three possibilities to...
  • 'Dilbert' creator ending donations to UC Berkeley: 'I wouldn’t feel safe on the campus'

    02/07/2017 12:38:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | Alyssa Pereira
    "Dilbert" comic creator Scott Adams announced on Friday that he would be "ending [his] support of UC Berkeley" following a protest that turned violent Wednesday. UC Berkeley students and other people appeared on campus to protest a talk given by Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor for the right-wing website Breitbart. Adams wrote he has "been a big supporter lately" by donating money and other help, but "that ends today." Adams added that he was disheartened to see the protests get destructive — regardless of who exactly was causing the damage — and feels that he better sides with Yiannopoulos and his...
  • Scott Adams Blog: Sam Harris Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Ben Affleck (Muslim Denial)

    02/06/2017 6:57:40 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 5 Feb, 2017 | Scott Adams
    Ignoring the politics of it for the moment, check out this video of Sam Harris debating Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Real Time show. I’ll teach you how to spot cognitive dissonance in the clip. Watch for the moment Ben has to hallucinate Sam’s opinion from the reasonable position that many Muslims worldwide have non-liberal views to an hallucination about “All Muslims are bad.” Sam and Bill both clarify their viewpoints, with data, but Ben is struck deaf to it. All he can hear is the absurd absolute “all.” He is literally hallucinating. I mean that literally. If you asked...
  • [Scott Adams] Berkeley and Hitler

    02/05/2017 8:48:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 2/3/17 | Scott Adams
    Here’s the best article you are likely to read about the absurdity of calling ANY American president Hitler. This is the sort of persuasion (sprinkled with facts) that can dissolve some of the post-election cognitive dissonance that hangs like a dark cloud over the country. Share it liberally, so to speak. You might save lives.Speaking of Hitler, I’m ending my support of UC Berkeley, where I got my MBA years ago. I have been a big supporter lately, with both my time and money, but that ends today. I wish them well, but I wouldn’t feel safe or welcome on...
  • Outrage Dilution (BRILLIANT Analysis by Dilbert Creator Scott Adams)

    01/26/2017 9:21:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | January 26, 2017 | Scott Adams
    I’m having a fun time watching President Trump flood the news cycle with so many stories and outrages that no one can keep up. Here’s how the math of persuasion works in this situation: 1 outrage out of 3 headlines in a week: Bad Persuasion 25 outrages out of 25 headlines in a week: Excellent Persuasion At the moment there are so many outrages, executive orders, protests, and controversies that none of them can get enough oxygen in our brains. I can’t obsess about problem X because the rest of the alphabet is coming at me at the same time.
  • The Master Persuader Scrambles the Frame: #Trump #WhenHub

    01/14/2017 9:21:38 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    Scott Admas Blog / Dilbert ^ | January 11, 2017 | Scott Adams
    What was Trump’s biggest persuasion problem in the election? Answer: His opponents did a great job of framing him as some kind of Hitler. Do a Google search on Trump and Hitler and you get an avalanche of comparisons. It was sticky persuasion, and it still hangs over the country like a chorus of stale farts. I’ve said before that half the country believe they are living in 1930s Germany and the other half think we got a better economy and some free entertainment. Those are two completely different movies running on the same screen at the same time. So...
  • The Climate Science Challenge (From Scott Adams)

    12/29/2016 3:15:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | December 28, 2016 | Scott Adams
    I keep hearing people say that 97% of climate scientists are on the same side of the issue. Critics point out that the number is inflated, but we don’t know by how much. Persuasion-wise, the “first offer” of 97% is so close to 100% that our minds assume the real number is very high even if not exactly 97%. That’s good persuasion. Trump uses this method all the time. The 97% anchor is so strong that it is hard to hear anything else after that. Even the people who think the number is bogus probably think the real figure is...