I found this on the "Herd Thinners" (aka "Kevin and Kell") page this morning:
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views ... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."
-- Doctor Who, "Face of Evil"
How very true--and, unfortunately, very current, especially if the fact-alterers are BOTH very powerful AND very stupid--.