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Thread: Political Polarization Is Mainly A Right-Wing Phenomenon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    First of all, there were not that many articles published by the media outlets claimed in your link from April 2015 to present so to reach that number they would have to include basically every article published by anyone in that time frame.

    Secondly, the amount of staff they would need to parse over 1 million articles for this study would have to be in the thousands which is not going to happen.

    The only other way is to run each article through a computer program that denotes keywords but that is unreliable at best as to the context of any article.

    More Fake News from the left.
    No one trusts your opinion, you need credible links to back your play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    That is a hilarious claim considering that 90% of the threads here are anti-Trump started by left wingers.
    I think the point is liberals are inclined to use credible, and wide ranging sources rather than confining our information gathering to fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Our local newspaper does that now too. Our Op Ed page is almost entirely Breitbart reporters. Several other newspaper locally have done that too. It seems to be happening in a lot of places. Our local high school now allows Breitbart as a legitimate source for students to use. I haven't looked into it yet but now I will have to see who owns the newspapers and such around here. I know Liberty Media and Sinclair are buying up everything.
    Do you think that due to the free stater's influence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    No one trusts your opinion, you need credible links to back your play.
    Can you do math?

    There is your link.

    You guys are so gullible you believe anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    What does that have to do with the fact that right wingers depend on a limited number of news sources and most of those depend on Breitbart? There is a right wing news bubble that is very insular. Do you have an argument against that?
    The funny thing is, they even have bragged about it. The fact Fox news had such high ratings. That supports the article, that right wingers tend to gravitate to one or limited source of news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Can you do math?

    There is your link.

    You guys are so gullible you believe anything.
    Do you have any idea how many news outlets and blogs, etc. there are? That number is not unbelievable. What do you base that on?

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    Though the report, published by the Columbia Journalism Review, does an excellent job of laying out the challenge posed by Breitbart and its ilk, it is less than clear on how to counter it.

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    actual title of the study below.

    Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda.

    the guy that wrote the op obviously has a political bias based on the 1st sentence in my post.

    this study can not account for those millions of people who are not on twitter and or facebook like myself.

    phony as phony gets.

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    Not on this message board, it isnt. I feel bad for the right wingers here. A bunch of fascist, racist, woman haters who support the destruction of America, according to many of the liberals. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    I think the point is liberals are inclined to use credible, and wide ranging sources rather than confining our information gathering to fake news.
    But isn't that dependent on ones perspective? For example lefties will say Breitbart isn't credible, but righties will say neither is DailyKos. I think too many people are attempting to lump Breitbart in with mainstream news which it isn't. Its on the same level as Commondreams.org and DailyKos. Now having said that and knowing that the current administration wanted to give Infowars WH credentials that certainly mixes it up. If current admin kicks out CNN and lets in Infowars then long term that makes things very different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Do you think that due to the free stater's influence?
    No, the free staters are more free loving nature hippies than right wingers. NH used to be known as a very right wing state decades ago and quite a few papers in the state reflected that. Its just that now they tend to be going further right as the state is aging. Those moderates that used to be more middle voting are now wanting no taxes and such so the state is shifting a bit right again especially at the state level. So far for national elections it still tends to go blue but that's only due to the southern tier and those that commute to Mass for work. It will be interesting to see if that changes as they are slowly moving out.

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