Truth is under attack. Questioning authority isn't as cool as it was decades ago, now that the left is in authority in academia.
offtopic but relevant to NPC.
Actual exchange: I was telling a lefty that there is no garbage island the size of Texas in the pacific ocean.
No photo evidence at all, which would be clearly visible from space, or photo evidence from boats. You can't even see it while diving through it.
Upon agreeing that it's a gross over-exaggeration, she now defends the exaggeration for the greater good of spreading the environmental message.
If someone wants to nitpick that it's actually called the great pacific garbage patch, go ahead and search for "pacific garbage island" and you'll see the term was used quite often.