I don't even remember which talk show it was, but yesterday I heard this exchange:
Host (gross paraphrase): There have been many murders, rapes and robberies at the Occupy demonstrations and there have never been any at the Tea Party events.
Liberal Caller (darned close paraphrase): Well, sure, that's because everybody at Tea Party events is armed.
If this same caller were having a conversation about gun control, he would ridicule the fact-based opinion that when law-abiding citizens are armed, there is less crime.
Before I draw the conclusion that liberals are uniquely biased, I'd like to know if anyone can cite an instance of similar blindness in conservatives? I suspect this is a human, rather than uniquely liberal failing, and that I just can't get around my own bias. Surely, someone else out there can?