Doesn't it occur to you that all the bias attitude (ie. calling the other side whackjobs) is simply a dressing for the show? And has nothing to do with the truthfulness of their content? If the show were shot in a documentary style, does it have more merit? If it were presented by other people (but with the same production team), is it more believable?
Imo they need to take such a biased stance as to be damned clear that the other side should not be trusted. While it may not be suitable for this particular issue, a lot of the topics covered in the series is absolute BS and nothing more. Take the episode on Vaccines for example (the opposition is against vaccines due to chance of autism), flaking on the subject and giving it a chance to speak can get people killed. I rather they be biased as hell.
Out of curiosity, could you please point out what are the strongest selling points for the counter-argument that got omitted?
I still don't see what kind of agenda a couple of rich and famous magicians, one seemingly happily married, on a show originally aired in the dead of night, have for this issue, other than trying to spread some truth.
|Well then you can't be bothered to know the truth.|
Please don't be one of those assholes who spouts off crap they heard from their friend as "fact" because they "can't be bothered" to know wtf they're talking about. There's far too much of that in the world already.
Yes, I can't be bothered to know the absolute truth on this issue because as I mentioned, it is incredibly insignificant to the non-smoker (cancer inducing). It is just observational common sense that non-smokers would be exposed to wayyyy less cigarette smoke. Whether it is cancer inducing or not, I highly doubt the rate of exposure is enough to warrant any kind of worry.
When have I mentioned anything as fact?
For the record, when it comes to media I take the stance of "nonsense until proven true". I make exceptions when I find that the presenters seem trustworthy enough. The presentation being entertaining doesn't take away from the merit of their information. We need people like P&T in the media to make the truth much more accessible to the masses.