In response to:

Cocooned Liberals Are Unprepared for Political Debate

Redraider Wrote: May 26, 2012 9:11 AM
"A further data point countering Barone's point is that those who rely on Fox news for thier news are teh most misinformed people. Those who listen to NPR or even the Daily SHow are better informed." There you go again John, regurgitating what the people in your cocoon are saying. Again, because you or those in your cocoon say and think something, that doesn't mean it's true, and usually isn't because it isn't based on anything but your opinion. You don't know that NPR and the Daily Show are just part of your cocoon? And sorry, I forgot to add NPR and the Daily Show to the list of ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Dallas Morning News (which is very liberal too), The Fort Worth Star Telegram, Los Angeles Times, etc.
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...