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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:28 PM

15. That's interesting.


I had read about propaganda and lies and their effectiveness, but when I got into dog rescue many years ago I ran headlong into the hysteria I encountered about dog bites, so-called pit bulls, etc. But when I started looking at the stats I realized that it was mostly driven by news, not facts, and "true believers" who want to push their own agenda of hate, more like Rush Limbaugh. A book that addresses some of that is "Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous" by Janis Bradley, lists the CDC stats on choking, tripping, drownings - far more actual injuries and death from those than any dog or group of dogs has ever presented.

But, as the article above shows, people often ignore data, letting their actions be guided by over-hyped or salacious news, even to their own peril or detriment.

As people we are odd that way.

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