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Cocooned Liberals Are Unprepared for Political Debate

Redraider Wrote: May 26, 2012 9:05 AM
John, because you think and say something doesn't mean it's true. That is a major problem with liberals like you. But to say that one cable news station and a few AM talk radio programs balances ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Dallas Morning News (which is very liberal too), The Fort Worth Star Telegram, Los Angeles Times, and virtually every other newspaper, and virtually everything vapid thing that comes out of most actor and actresses mouths is absurd. Besides, he addressed your point when he said, "But cocooning has an asymmetrical effect on liberals and conservatives. Even in a cocoon, conservatives cannot avoid liberal mainstream media, liberal Hollywood entertainment." You failed to disprove that.
It's comfortable living in a cocoon -- associating only with those who share your views, reading journalism and watching news that only reinforces them, avoiding those on the other side of the cultural divide.

Liberals have been doing this for a long time. In 1972, the movie critic Pauline Kael said it was odd that Richard Nixon was winning the election, because everyone she knew was for George McGovern.

Kael wasn't clueless about the rest of America. She was just observing that her own social circle was politically parochial.

The rest of us have increasingly sought out comfortable cocoons, too. Journalist...