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She?
Do you have a file on who wrote the story?
I have no idea what you are even trying to say in this post.
Explain

Oops. I am conversing on two different posts at the same time. That post was meant for the other thread. Sharpest knife in the drawer I am not.
 

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Oops. I am conversing on two different posts at the same time. That post was meant for the other thread. Sharpest knife in the drawer I am not.
Keep it to one window in your browser.
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Study: Right-Wingers more susceptible to believe lies than Libs (didn't find Righties have lower IQ's but not ruled out)

Conservatives are less able to distinguish political truths from falsehoods than liberals, mainly because of a glut of right-leaning misinformation, a new national study conducted over six months shows.
Researchers found that liberals and conservatives in the United States both tended to believe claims that promoted their political views, but that this more often led conservatives to accept falsehoods while rejecting truths.

“Both liberals and conservatives tend to make errors that are influenced by what is good for their side,” said Kelly Garrett, co-author of the study and professor of communication at The Ohio State University. “But the deck is stacked against conservatives because there is so much more misinformation that supports conservative positions. As a result, conservatives are more often led astray.”Garrett conducted the study with Robert Bond, associate professor of communication at Ohio State. Their results were published today (June 2, 2021) in the journal Science Advances.

One of the major issues identified in the study was that these widely shared truths and falsehoods have different implications for liberals and conservatives. Two-thirds (65%) of the high-engagement true statements were characterized as benefiting liberals, while only 10% of accurate claims were considered beneficial to conservatives. On the other side, 46% of falsehoods were rated as advantageous to conservatives, compared to 23% of false claims benefiting liberals.

“We saw that viral political falsehoods tended to benefit conservatives, while truths tended to favor liberals. That makes it a lot harder for conservatives to avoid misperceptions,” Garrett said.

---1. Results showed that even when the information environment was taken into account, conservatives were slightly more likely to hold misperceptions than were liberals.

---2. Liberals showed greater overall sensitivity, which characterizes an individual’s ability to distinguish truths and falsehoods.

---3. Conservatives and liberals were equally good at detecting truths and falsehoods when most true stories were labeled politically neutral.

---4. But if more of the factually accurate stories were labeled political – benefiting either liberal or conservative positions – liberals became better than conservatives at distinguishing true from false statements.

---5. Conservatives also showed a stronger “truth bias,” meaning that they were more likely to say that all the claims they were asked about were true. “That’s a problem because some of the claims were outlandish – there should have been no ambiguity about whether they were true or not,” he said.


Garrett said a strength of this study, compared to many previous ones, is that it analyzed a wide range of political claims, reflecting the diversity of the media environment that Americans are exposed to. It clearly confirms the point made by many media commentators that conservatives are awash in false statements that support what they want to believe. “We show that the media environment is shaping people’s ability to do this very basic, fundamental task. Democracy depends on people being able to tell the difference between what is true and false and it falters when people have difficulty agreeing on what’s real,” he said.

 
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Study: Conservatives more susceptible to believing falsehoods than Libs (study didn't find Righties have lower IQ's but didn't rule it out)

Conservatives are less able to distinguish political truths from falsehoods than liberals, mainly because of a glut of right-leaning misinformation, a new national study conducted over six months shows.
Researchers found that liberals and conservatives in the United States both tended to believe claims that promoted their political views, but that this more often led conservatives to accept falsehoods while rejecting truths.

“Both liberals and conservatives tend to make errors that are influenced by what is good for their side,” said Kelly Garrett, co-author of the study and professor of communication at The Ohio State University. “But the deck is stacked against conservatives because there is so much more misinformation that supports conservative positions. As a result, conservatives are more often led astray.”Garrett conducted the study with Robert Bond, associate professor of communication at Ohio State. Their results were published today (June 2, 2021) in the journal Science Advances.

One of the major issues identified in the study was that these widely shared truths and falsehoods have different implications for liberals and conservatives. Two-thirds (65%) of the high-engagement true statements were characterized as benefiting liberals, while only 10% of accurate claims were considered beneficial to conservatives. On the other side, 46% of falsehoods were rated as advantageous to conservatives, compared to 23% of false claims benefiting liberals.
“We saw that viral political falsehoods tended to benefit conservatives, while truths tended to favor liberals. That makes it a lot harder for conservatives to avoid misperceptions,” Garrett said.

1. Results showed that even when the information environment was taken into account, conservatives were slightly more likely to hold misperceptions than were liberals.

2. Liberals showed greater overall sensitivity, which characterizes an individual’s ability to distinguish truths and falsehoods.

3. Conservatives and liberals were equally good at detecting truths and falsehoods when most true stories were labeled politically neutral.

4. But if more of the factually accurate stories were labeled political – benefiting either liberal or conservative positions – liberals became better than conservatives at distinguishing true from false statements.

5. Conservatives also showed a stronger “truth bias,” meaning that they were more likely to say that all the claims they were asked about were true. “That’s a problem because some of the claims were outlandish – there should have been no ambiguity about whether they were true or not,” he said.


Garrett said a strength of this study, compared to many previous ones, is that it analyzed a wide range of political claims, reflecting the diversity of the media environment that Americans are exposed to. It clearly confirms the point made by many media commentators that conservatives are awash in false statements that support what they want to believe. “We show that the media environment is shaping people’s ability to do this very basic, fundamental task. Democracy depends on people being able to tell the difference between what is true and false and it falters when people have difficulty agreeing on what’s real,” he said.

Duh.
 






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Worth posting here too:

Liberal media largely give Biden a pass for claim COVID gets solved at state level after scolding Trump​


The mainstream media is appearing to largely give President Biden a pass for attempting to ricochet responsibility on COVID-19 to individual states after he promised to use the federal government’s powers to combat the issue, despite scolding former President Trump for the same move.

"Look, there is no federal solution. This gets solved on the state level," Biden said Monday on a call with governors about combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden also pointed to long lines at testing locations over Christmas weekend amid the omicron surge and declared, "Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do."

Critics have noticed Biden promised he had a plan to "get this virus under control" shortly before Election Day in 2020, but suddenly wants states to handle it themselves. However, Biden has so far seemingly escaped much scolding from the liberal media for his sudden flip-flop.

The New York Times published an Associated Press video headlined, "Biden Reassures Governors as Coronavirus Surges," but scathing criticism of the president’s comment was nowhere to be found. Biden’s comments didn’t result in around-the-clock outrage on liberal cable news networks and the Washington Post didn’t appear to mention the call with governors at all.

Coverage was much different during the previous administration.

"This about face has to be one of the more infuriating double standards of the pandemic. For months, the liberal media blasted President Trump as irresponsible for arguing states had any role of value in helping to wind down and/or defeat the pandemic. But now? It makes perfect sense in much the same way that the CDC has halved the quarantine period," NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News Digital.

"There's zero shame or admission of guilt. If anything is referenced in terms of a change, you can bet the press will chalk it up to simply that they now know so much more about the virus and thus they were never inconsistent or partisan," Houck continued. "Of course, the American people will be able to tell the difference and know the truth in this clownish turn."

In April 2020 when President Trump targeted individual states with strict stay-at-home orders, the Times declared he was "ceding any semblance of national leadership on the pandemic."

"By embracing the backlash to the coronavirus restrictions, Mr. Trump is tapping into a powerful well of political energy as he seeks re-election this year. The president is also trying to deflect anger about his response to the virus away from him and toward Democratic governors, who he hopes will shoulder the blame for keeping the restrictions in place and for any deaths that occur after states reopen," The New York Times reported at the time.

The New York Daily News published a report headlined, "Trump unveils ‘Opening Up America’ plan that punts coronavirus recovery to governors despite ‘total authority’ vow," which began, "When push comes to shove, President Trump would rather just pass the buck."

CNN referred to Trump's April 2020 announcement that states called the shots as a "retreat" and a "turnabout." CNN’s Kevin Liptak, who penned the scathing 2020 report on Trump, took a more muted approach on Tuesday when he wrote that Biden "conceded" that states he’s taken to combat the virus are not enough.

Politico published a report in November 2020 headlined, "Trump administration leaves states to grapple with how to distribute scarce vaccines," which declared the administration was "shunting" difficult decisions to states.

On Dec. 29, 2020 the Washington Post reported Biden criticized Trump’s handling as "meager and insufficient" while vowing "to fully use the federal government’s powers once inaugurated to speed the production and dispersal of vaccines and protective equipment."

The Post also reported that Biden called the scale of testing under Trump a "travesty."

Nearly a year into his presidency, Katie Pavlich feels the president is now skirting responsibility for the pandemic and resorted to "blaming" the governors during the call.

 


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Otherwise known as ’How Joe Biden saved Christmas’.

btw, great source howie. 🤣😂🤣
Uh huh. The point is how ridiculous the "Christmas will be ruined by empty shelves and it's Joe Biden's fault" narratives by even the "Leftist" media were.
 

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Uh huh. The point is how ridiculous the "Christmas will be ruined by empty shelves and it's Joe Biden's fault" narratives by even the "Leftist" media were.
Christmas was going to be ruined until Joe saved it.
 



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Uh huh. The point is how ridiculous the "Christmas will be ruined by empty shelves and it's Joe Biden's fault" narratives by even the "Leftist" media were.
The point was that inflation is a problem, exacerbated by supply chain issues, and giant spending bills proposed by this admin and the Dems are a terrible idea. “Christmas will be ruined” wasn’t a narrative I saw.
 

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I have a number of times expressed my annoyance with star trib sports writer Jim Souhan using his platform to push his left agenda. Today he rails at Cousins for not getting a vaccine.

Neal, Souhan lite, joins him today by writing about three sources of inspiration for sports fans in 2022.
One is a member of the lynx and another is the women's soccer coach.

This bias wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't thrown in the readers' face so often.
 

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Neal, Souhan lite, joins him today by writing about three sources of inspiration for sports fans in 2022.
One is a member of the lynx and another is the women's soccer coach.

How dare he!!!
GOD knows women are trash.

Wow, you are sad...and sickening.
🤮🤮🤮🤮
 

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I have a number of times expressed my annoyance with star trib sports writer Jim Souhan using his platform to push his left agenda. Today he rails at Cousins for not getting a vaccine.

Neal, Souhan lite, joins him today by writing about three sources of inspiration for sports fans in 2022.
One is a member of the lynx and another is the women's soccer coach.

This bias wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't thrown in the readers' face so often.
Omg!! What a scandal!! Not one but 2 GodDamned articles on women?!?! And citing a dipshit for being a dipshit? What is wrong with him?!?!?!
 

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I have a number of times expressed my annoyance with star trib sports writer Jim Souhan using his platform to push his left agenda. Today he rails at Cousins for not getting a vaccine.

Neal, Souhan lite, joins him today by writing about three sources of inspiration for sports fans in 2022.
One is a member of the lynx and another is the women's soccer coach.

This bias wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't thrown in the readers' face so often.
Your American right wing, circa 2020's, ladies and gentlemen.

Proudly on the wrong side of everything.
 

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I have a number of times expressed my annoyance with star trib sports writer Jim Souhan using his platform to push his left agenda. Today he rails at Cousins for not getting a vaccine.

Neal, Souhan lite, joins him today by writing about three sources of inspiration for sports fans in 2022.
One is a member of the lynx and another is the women's soccer coach.

This bias wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't thrown in the readers' face so often.
Who the hell watches the Lynx or soccer? Wally and who else?

I've always been amazed that Souhan has a job. He sucks.
 

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This pretty much shows the corrupt media:

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Who the hell watches the Lynx or soccer? Wally and who else?

Yeah, obviously media is woke and everybody understands that. Just gets tiresome having it shoved in ones face so regularly. Even in sports pages. How about shut up and just write sports a little more often. Shouldn't be too much to ask.
 
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How do I know the women in his article aren't really men?

If those women were men his article would be twice as long and twice as gushing.
 



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You mean real sports...men's sports, amiright?
Golf and I have a strange view of sports.

Here it is............women play women's sports and men play men's sports. If you cut your thingie off, you still play men's sports.

I know, I know, it's an absolutely insane world view today. LMAO
 


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Twitter has permanently banned Robert Malone and MTG over the last two days. The pace of the march to censor is quickening. Regardless of how one views the opinions of these two, one a scientist and one a pretty far right politician, if you cannot handle disagreement, your position weakens. This is the state of today's left. Marching towards Nazi level propaganda...
 

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Twitter has permanently banned Robert Malone and MTG over the last two days. The pace of the march to censor is quickening. Regardless of how one views the opinions of these two, one a scientist and one a pretty far right politician, if you cannot handle disagreement, your position weakens. This is the state of today's left. Marching towards Nazi level propaganda...
No matter how many times you lie about something that isn’t true, this tactic will never make it true. What you described is not censorship. Twitter is a private company that can determine their rules of engagement.

Stop whining. Stop lying. Turn the channel.
 

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No matter how many times you lie about something that isn’t true, this tactic will never make it true. What you described is not censorship. Twitter is a private company that can determine their rules of engagement.

Stop whining. Stop lying. Turn the channel.
No matter how much you say that- it is still censorship. You have really lost your mind to be endorsing this. Twitter is a major, major part of communications now and obviously coordinated with the government. What they have done is legal. What they have done is censorship and what they have done is bad for our nation.
 




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