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View Diary: Sarah Palin: Vote for Newt Gingrich to 'annoy liberals' and 'rage against the machine' (203 comments)

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    'motivated reasoning' =  only accepting information that reinforces prior beliefs; primary concept of Fox Media news marketing; facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our minds; actually quite the opposite; because it’s absolutely threatening to admit it when you’re wrong;

    AFTER CITIZENS UNITED: demagogues benefit from keeping people agitated, the more threatened people feel, the less likely they are to listen to dissenting opinions, and the more easily controlled they are

    by anyname on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 10:59:50 AM PST

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