when someone is channeling a Deep Meme (here O tempora O mores), supporting factlets become Too Good To Check. Confirmation Bias rules.
A nice little mini-post on those ostensibly damning statistics thrown into every article to better illustrate how shitty we all are, as a people. Stuff like, “among high-school seniors surveyed in the late 1990s, 50 percent had not heard of the Cold War.”
In my wheelhouse.