Journalists & experts are the architects of conventional wisdom - Deepstash

Journalists & experts are the architects of conventional wisdom

It may be sad but not surprising to learn that experts can be self-interested to the point of deceit. But they cannot deceive on their own. Journalists need experts as badly as experts need journalists. Every day there are newspaper pages and television newscasts to be filled, and an expert who can deliver a jarring piece of wisdom is always welcome.

Advertising, too, is a brilliant tool for creating conventional wisdom.

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