Confirmation bias is a phenomenon wherein decision makers have been shown to actively seek out and assign more weight to evidence that confirms their hypothesis, and ignore or underweigh evidence that could disconfirm their hypothesis. Via Science Daily
People are angry about GE not paying income taxes. Even if you think it is unethical, it is not illegal. (I am assuming they did not break the law.) All of those things factored into the believability of the story. Truths test is, fortunately, much more stringent.
Confirmation bias is like playing the telephone game with yourself.
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