Ezra's on vacation this week, so broadcaster Jerry Agar is guest hosting. Tonight, he starts off talking about why so many people base their political decisions on feelings rather than facts:
A problem we deal with in political discussion is the fact that people often mistake feelings for thought.
Politically it is a dangerous phenomenon, as too often simplistic messages that touch people’s emotions win the day, at great cost to society.
It’s frustrating for people on the right, as the left is usually good at winning this game of emotional one-upsmanship.
I’ll show you what I mean by looking at the difference between Tim Hudak’s promises and Rob Ford’s — and asking you which city in Canada is the most dangerous...
NEXT: Author and broadcaster Tarek Fatah joins Jerry in studio to talk about Donald Trump's call for a ban on sharia law, and the Ontario PC health critic Jeff Yurek calls for the province's Health Minister to be fired.