If you want to scroll down past everything I have to say, watch the video, and form your own opinion, that's fine by me. But I'm going to take this opportunity to opine for a moment and tell you how I feel about someone using a corncob in place of a microphone to interview anti-vaxers at a 'Freedom Rally' in Michigan.

YouTuber Walter Masterson released the video below after interviewing protesters at a Rally that appears to have taken place outside of the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.


I do not have to withhold my beliefs or present an unbiased opinion on this website. In fact, my employer encourages me to share my thoughts as long as I respectfully offer anyone who disagrees with me the opportunity to express their thoughts. Feel free to clap back in the comments section. I guarantee you won't change my mind, and I probably won't change yours.

I am 100% pro-COVID-19 vaccine. I got the shots the moment I was eligible and believe that getting vaccinated is the only way we can emerge from this crisis.

Yes, That's an Ear of Corn

Masterson uses an ear of corn in place of a microphone while interviewing protestors outside the hospital. He himself speaks into a microphone, but some of his guests leaned right into the corn, as if it did any good. The point, in my estimation, is to show that what appears to be right in front of your eyes is not always true.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

There's a lot of irony at work here. The Dunning-Kruger effect is (pasting this from the Wiki) "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others." In other words, those who are least qualified to opine on a topic always seem to have the most to say.

Ironically, the subjects in the video seem to feel that way about science and epidemiologists who have been touting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations. Masterson's implication, however, is that the participants prove the existence of the effect by proudly expressing their misguided beliefs.

In Conclusion

This video is ridiculous on a lot of levels. (By the way, the language may make it inappropriate for work.) While I don't endorse Masterson's mocking of those he interviewed, I fully support the cause. Why would anyone who works for a medical establishment refuse to believe the science and reject medicine that very well may mean the difference between life and death?

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