Friday, July 28, 2006

Perception of Media Political Bias

Some commentary on a study, summarized by Drum.

Meant to link to this long ago, but dropped it. I'm extremely interested in this kind of cognitive science. From a practical perspective, though, it's hard to correct for such reactions. I suppose that goes without saying. But such information is not useless. What it tells us is that our snap judgments about such things are unreliable.

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Blogger Azael said...

The belief that you're doing OK if both sides hate you has always struck me as infantile. Vedantam is right: maybe one side's criticisms are right. More to the point, maybe both sides' criticisms are right. It's quite possible to write something so bad that everyone has a legitimate beef.

That's always been my opinion about centrist n' such. I'm sure there are real middle of the roaders out there, but for the most part I just see them as taking the viewpoint of equal hatred means balance of opinion. It's easy enough to be a centrist, splitting the opinion and be equally wrong as those on either end of the extreme.

10:55 PM  

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