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My little paper on Fox News has gotten an extraordinary amount of attention, downloaded 25,000 times already.
I added a follow-up on how unskewed polls may have cost the Republicans the 2012 election by creating self-delusion about how well Romney was doing. Perhaps this is why 58 percent of Republicans thought the 2012 election was stolen.
I discussed my Fox paper on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.
Jack Shafer phoned-in a column discussing it in Politico that mostly attacks me for things I didn’t say.
However, Jim Fallows thought I was “lucid” in The Atlantic.
A writer at TPM was surprised to discover that academics have been studying the “Fox effect” for years.
The UK Independent newspaper also took note of my study.
Rush Limbaugh’s comments prove my point about the conservative bubble. As he says, he is the only news source conservative need. I’ll take it as flattery.
In my widely-discussed recent paper on Fox News, I suggested that its Republican bias was hurting the GOP in many ways. One specific example I raised on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” was that Republicans deluded themselves that Mitt Romney was doing better than he really was in 2012 due to cheerleading coverage on Fox, the only…Read More
The details are still being sorted out on the deadly Amtrak crash that killed at least six people earlier this week and injured 100s more. But what we do know is that the stretch of track where the train derailed did not have the latest automated speed control system. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board…Read More
There was some pushback on yesterday’s rather tame suggestion that the U.S. properly finance the fund that pays to maintain and repair our roads. Much of the correspondence was surprising. Then again, I am continually flabbergasted by the cognitive errors that the human brain can make. It’s a marvelously designed piece of wetware that does a…Read More