Confirmation bias is the tendency to see only what we want to see.
Cognitive dissonance blended with confirmation bias. In other words, most believe what they WANT to believe, and will go to great lengths to cling to that belief rather than even consider anything contrary, but will accept without question anything that seems to confirm what they want to believe, even if it's by a stretch. This is willful ignorance in action, and it doesn't cause anger or resentment.Just pity.
YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH: HOW CONFIRMATION BIAS DISTORTS YOUR OPINIONS The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. – Leo Tolstoy