"Here’s a simple truth: We find inconvenient political facts to be
genuinely unpleasant. Psychologists theorize that’s because our partisan
identities get mixed up with our personal identities — which would mean
that an attack on our strongly held beliefs is an attack on the self."
Another article explaining "motivated ignorance". Via Cara Evangelista.
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