So, here is the deal... I don't go fetching information for grown adults on non-academic debates on Social Media. I'm developing a strict policy against it when that is used as a defense.
My counterpoint is, "that doesn't mean you've won, it means you're too damn lazy to look for source information yourself - which indicates that you want to protect your bias bubble."
This is aimed at anyone who goes, "You made a claim and you didn't source it and so I can disbelieve it!"
Go ahead. That won't make you more right or less wrong if the information is true.
Not my yob, mang. In the future, people are going to get referenced to this post with a heavy dose of "Fuck off and be a big boy and do your own research, or remain ignorant, not my problem..."
When I see a post from someone that I doubt, you know what I do? I don't open my mouth like a bird waiting for a parent to puke some worm-soup down it's gulliver.
I go hit Google and I look up the information myself... and I make sure I'm being as non-biased as I can in finding results that either support or dis-confirm their claim, cuz I'm grown-up enough to generally tell the difference on that, too.
If only Mother Jones, HuffPo and Slate are supporting the claim, it is suspect. If only Fox, Grudge Report, and Patriots for America (.com) are supporting the claim, it is suspect.
I dunno. "Show me the source," is becoming the new, "that is just like something Hitler would have done," card...