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Why America Lacks a Scientific Conversation

The science is in, and Chris Mooney’s politicization hypothesis is real. Conservatives, especially evangelicals, are less apt to accept scientific evidence than they were 40 years ago. This trend has been driven by ideology, think-tanks, and a media echo chamber where … Continue reading

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Liberal Media Ignoring Liberals

Two thousand people turned out to protest the Koch brothers in DC: But as ThinkProgress notes, Last Thursday, tea party activists rallied on Capitol Hill to pressure Republican lawmakers to cut government spending. Crowd estimates ranged from “dozens” to “fewer … Continue reading

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Study: Most Americans Still Ignorant, Biased About Al Jazeera

Via Media Bistro, a study that suggests Al Jazeera still has light-years to go in the American mind. The study used relabeled clips of the Arab satellite channel and CNN International to determine audience bias: The findings that show differential … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Approving Violence

By way of LGF: a CBS poll asking whether violence is “ever justified” got a yes from 16% of respondents. Their breakdown: Republican 28% yes, 64% no Democrat 11% yes, 81% no Indepdent 11% yes, 81% no

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Politicized Media

I don’t know much about Kimberly Butler, but she’s got lots of media people taking her questions about the politicization of media:

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Yes To Puppets

I’m with Digby in her analysis of right-wing dominance in the health care debate: This is, btw, why people make those stupid puppets for the big marches. If you aren’t willing to bring on the Nazi imagery, it’s the only … Continue reading

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ABC: Always Broadcast Controversy

Sure, no Very Serious Beltway reporter would think to get Arab reaction to a story about public communications aimed at the Arab world. After all, it’s such a chore to chat up the nearest felafel vendor. But would it be … Continue reading

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ABC Versus the Prius

So there are ABC affiliates losing ad revenue from Toyota dealers upset with “excessive network coverage” of the Prius being added to the recall? I guess that goes to prove two things: (1) car companies make mistakes and (2) ABC … Continue reading

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Lone Teabagger Crowded By Cameras

This is infuriating. As I’ve chronicled since August, it doesn’t matter how many people show out to support a progressive cause — even the local paper will ignore the largest of marches. But let one lone teabagger show up to … Continue reading

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Your Liberal Media At Work

So I was watching CNN yesterday morning as they interviewed Gary Berntsen, author of Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander. Berntsen laid out the missteps and miscues in Washington … Continue reading

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The Great Unraveling of Media

In 1964, William Buckley led a rebellion of the conservative intelligentsia against the John Birch Society and its hoopleheaded paranoia. In 2009, the same JBS hooplehead paranoia is in charge of the conservative movement — and the intelligentsia is now … Continue reading

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