Posts filed under “Politics”

Feedback on Fox News

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.

-Bruce Bartlett

Category: Financial Press, Politics

Dark Horse Candidate for 2016

Category: Humor, Politics

Are Polls Always “Skewed” Against Republicans?

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

Category: Financial Press, Philosophy, Politics

The Think Tanks

Source: No Exit

Category: Humor, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

More Proof Of America’s Inadequate Infrastructure

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

Category: Current Affairs, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

The Throne of England Is Yours

I understand there is an election in the UK soon:   Source: xkcd    

Category: Humor, Politics, Technology

2015 Pace of Social Change

Click for other social issues. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Psychology

Death Tax, Paying for What You Use, Comment Foolishness

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

Category: Bad Math, Politics, Taxes and Policy, Weblogs

Full Speech: Obama at the Correspondent’s Dinner

Be sure to stick around through the 13:40 mark, when Luther, Obama’s anger translator, comes on . . .


Source: Washington Post

Category: Humor, Politics, Video

Where Your 2014 Taxes Went

Source: National Priorities Project via Bill Moyers

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy