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"Open Minded"? Liberals Prefer to Ignore Arguments They Disagree With

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 1:41 PM
Has anyone went and actually looked at the data? The hyperlink link is in the column above but the URL is First it shows that 22% of the Liberal respondents blocked someone for political leanings compared to 15 of Conservatives. I would not call a 7% difference there significant What I would call Significant is the finding in the same report: "Liberals and Obama supporters were more likely than conservatives and Romney supporters to post public messages on social media by a margin of nearly twenty percentage points." Liberals do a better job of getting out their message. Their message is of course flawed, but they get it out there well.
Carlos_7 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 1:47 PM
Liberals also have no manners ... they post their political rubbish on Facebook knowing their polite Conservative relatives will not upset the community by taking issue with the idiots.

I dropped Facebook about 2 days in.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 1:59 PM
And that is my point.

Liberals get their message out using Social Media better then Conservatives.

Facebook i use, and I do post Conservative messages there, but they also use twitter, instagram and others.

They flood the internet with Liberal garbage.

Huffington Post is usually among the top 25 most visited sites on the internet with 1000's of times the views and posts that a site like TH gets.

Until the conservatives figure oput how to get that type saturation on the NEW media we will be losing the battle there.

Conservatives win on Cable TV News (but not network tv news) and we win on talk radio but that does not reach the same market saturation with the audience we need to reach.
New research out notes that self-identified liberals are indeed more liberal - with the ignore and block buttons on social media platforms when it comes to arguments they disagree with.

As Zeke Miller finds in ORI's presentation, "liberals were significantly more likely to have blocked someone than conservatives," and specifically, they block people "because of their political views."

An old adage is that while conservatives think liberals are wrong, liberals think conservatives are evil. This has been proven true time and time again - liberals prefer to pretend like there's some...

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